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Envied by Caligula, exiled by Claudius and finally executed by his pupil Nero, the playwright and philosopher Seneca the Younger (c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65) wrote in a violent, epigrammatic and extreme style which has often seemed excessive to those living in calmer times. This selection of translations, adaptations and variations opens in the 1550s, focuses on the Renaissance and closes in the 1990s, vividly demonstrating Seneca's powerful, continuing presence in English poetry. ...
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Envied by Caligula, exiled by Claudius and finally executed by his pupil Nero, the playwright and philosopher Seneca the Younger (c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65) wrote in a violent, epigrammatic and extreme style which has often seemed excessive to those living in calmer times. This selection of translations, adaptations and variations opens in the 1550s, focuses on the Renaissance and closes in the 1990s, vividly demonstrating Seneca's powerful, continuing presence in English poetry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140446678
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General introduction
Further reading
Arguments of Seneca's plays
Renaissance Seneca
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: 'The frailtie and hurtfulnes of beautie' 3
Sir Thomas Wyatt: 'Of the meane and sure estate' 4
Anonymous: 'The power of loue ouer gods them selues' 5
Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, and Thomas Norton: Gorboduc 6
Richard Edwards: Damon and Pithias 7
Tancred and Gismund 9
George Gascoigne: Jocasta 10
Jasper Heywood: Hercules Furens; Troas; Thyestes 12
John Studley: Hippolytus/Phaedra; Medea; Agamemnon; Hercules Oetaeus 28
Thomas Nuce: Octavia 56
Thomas Newton: Thebais 57
Alexander Neville: Oedipus 60
The Tragedy of Locrine 63
Thomas Hughes: The Misfortunes of Arthur 64
Sir Edward Dyer: 'My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is' 66
Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedy 68
Queen Elizabeth I: Hercules Oetaeus 69
The True Tragedie of Richard III 73
Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke: The Tragedy of Antonie 74
Sir Robert Sidney: 'Translated out of Seneca'; 'In another place' 79
The Tragedy of Master Arden of Faversham 81
George Peele: King Edward I 81
William Shakespeare: Richard III; A Midsummer Night's Dream; King John; Macbeth 83
Edward III 85
Samuel Daniel: Philotas 86
The Tragical Reign of Selimus 87
John Marston: Antonio and Mellida; Antonio's Revenge 88
Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling: Darius; The Alexandrian Tragedy 90
George Chapman: Bussy D'Ambois; The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois; The Conspiracy of Charles Duke of Byron 94
Cyril Tourneur: The Revenger's Tragedy 98
Ben Jonson: Sejanus; Catiline; The Forrest, Epode XI; The Staple of News 98
John Webster: The White Devil; The Duchess of Malfi 108
Sir John Harington: Epigrams, Book IV, Ep. 5 109
John Ford: The Broken Heart 110
Henry Chettle: The Tragedy of Hoffman 110
Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke: Mustapha 112
Sir Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher: The Bloody Brother 113
John Milton: Hercules Furens 118
Edmund Prestwich: Hippolytus/Phaedra 119
Samuel Pordage: Troades 119
Abraham Cowley: Thyestes 121
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester: Troas 122
John Wright: Thyestes 123
Sir Mathew Hale: Thyestes 125
John Dryden and Nathaniel Lee: Oedipus 126
John Crowne: Thyestes 131
Andrew Marvell: Thyestes 132
John Talbot: Troas 133
Sir Edward Sherburne: Medea 134
Matthew Prior: Troas; Picture of Seneca dying in a Bath 140
Interim Seneca
Introduction 145
Sir Richard Blackmore: 'The Safety of Low State' 153
Lewis Theobald: The Double Falsehood 155
Samuel Johnson: Epigrams from Troades; Hippolytus/Phaedra; Hercules Furens 156
Charles Apthorp Wheel Wright: Octavia 158
Leigh Hunt: Thyestes 160
William Wordsworth: The Excursion; 'Ode to Duty' 161
Ella Isabel Harris: Thyestes 164
Frank Justus Miller: Hippolytus/Phaedra; Troades 169
Modern Seneca
T.S. Eliot: 'Marina'; Sweeney Agonistes 177
F.L. Lucas: Oedipus; Hippolytus/Phaedra 190
Asa M. Hughes: Thyestes 192
Robert Lowell: Racine's Phaedre 193
Ted Hughes: Oedipus 195
Douglas Parker: Thyestes 210
Jane Elder: Thyestes 215
Frederick Ahl: Trojan Women; Hippolytus/Phaedra 219
A.J. Boyle: Hippolytus/Phaedra 224
J.P. Sullivan: Hercules Oetaeus 228
Stephen Sandy: Hercules Oetaeus 228
Caryl Churchill: Thyestes 230
Kelly Cherry: Octavia 234
Rachel Hadas: Oedipus 236
Dana Gioia: Hercules Furens 236
Glossary of ancient and mythological terms 239
Editions of Seneca in English: a selection 250
List of translators 251
Index of translators and adapters 252
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