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Greek Drama
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1622  Monday, 26 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Joseph Tate <
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	Date: 	Saturday, 24 Sep 2005 09:58:39 -0700
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1598 Greek Drama

[2] 	From: 	Tom Krause <
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	Date: 	Sunday, 25 Sep 2005 16:56:14 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1598 Greek Drama


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From: 		Joseph Tate <
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Date: 		Saturday, 24 Sep 2005 09:58:39 -0700
Subject: 16.1598 Greek Drama
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1598 Greek Drama

This is perhaps a bit off topic, but may be of interest: Peter 
Stallybrass's essay "The Mystery of Walking" in the _Journal of Medieval 
and Early Modern Studies_ (32:571-580) looks at resemblances between 
King Lear and _Oedipus Rex_. There's no suggestion made that Shakespeare 
read Sophocles; Stallybrass just does a remarkable job close reading the 
plays side-by-side.

Joseph Tate
Oregon State University

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From: 		Tom Krause <
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Date: 		Sunday, 25 Sep 2005 16:56:14 -0400
Subject: 16.1598 Greek Drama
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1598 Greek Drama

Matthew Steggle writes:

 >"Certainly, Jonson has read Aristophanes, and models bits of, for 
instance,
 >_The Staple of News_ on episodes from
 > those plays, as well as borrowing Aristophanes's "old comic freedom" of
 >representing living individuals on stage."

And of course, Shakespeare modeled his debasement metaphors on 
Aristophanes's pioneering allusion in The Frogs, and borrowed the "old 
comic freedom" in Measure for Measure to boot, as I've explained elsewhere.

Tom Krause

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