The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1301 Friday, 23 July 1999.
Date: Thursday, 22 Jul 1999 12:23:17 -0400
Subject: 10.1295 Shakespeare's Classical Precursors
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1295 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.
Michael Ullyot needs to look at John W. Velz's magisterial *Shakespeare
and the classical tradition; a critical guide to commentary, 1660-1960*;
John is, of course, a frequent contributor to this list and can probably
add some post-1960 references.