Shakespeare's Classical Precursors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1295 Thursday, 22 July 1999.
From: Michael Ullyot <
Date: Wednesday, 14 Jul 1999 21:45:46 +0100
Subject: Shakespeare's Classical Precursors
Following this line of inquiry on unwitnessed scenes in Shakespeare, I
have been looking further at Shakespeare's classical inheritance and
trying to understand how the nuntius-figure in Greek and Latin drama
(Euripides, Seneca) affects his use of messengers to present offstage
events. Any reference(s) people might provide, besides Gerald Else's
_Origins and Early Forms of Greek Tragedy_ would be greatly appreciated.