The Misfortunes Of Arthur (Dodo Press)

The Misfortunes Of Arthur (Dodo Press)

by Thomas Hughes
     
 

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Thomas Hughes was an English dramatist, a native of Cheshire, who entered Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1571. He graduated and became a fellow of his college in 1576, and was afterwards a member of Gray's Inn. His best known play is The Misfortunes of Arthur, which was performed at Greenwich in Queen Elizabeth I's presence on the 28 February, 1588. The argument of… See more details below

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Thomas Hughes was an English dramatist, a native of Cheshire, who entered Queens' College, Cambridge, in 1571. He graduated and became a fellow of his college in 1576, and was afterwards a member of Gray's Inn. His best known play is The Misfortunes of Arthur, which was performed at Greenwich in Queen Elizabeth I's presence on the 28 February, 1588. The argument of the play, based on a story of incest and crime, was borrowed, in accordance with Senecan tradition, from mythical history, and the treatment is in close accordance with the model. The ghost of Gorlois, who was slain by Uther Pendragon, opens the play with a speech that reproduces passages spoken by the ghost of Tantalus in the Thyestes; the tragic events are announced by a messenger, and the chorus comments on the course of the action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409973591
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
02/12/2010
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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