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The Resource Galatea ; : Midas, John Lyly

Galatea ; : Midas, John Lyly

Label
Galatea ; : Midas
Title
Galatea ;
Title remainder
Midas
Statement of responsibility
John Lyly
Title variation
Galatea ; Midas
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Galatea and Midas are two of John Lyly's most engaging plays. Galatea (or Gallathea) and Phillida are dressed up in male clothes by their fathers so that they can avoid the requirement of the god Neptune that every year 'the fairest and chastest virgin in all the country' be sacrificed to a sea-monster. Hiding together in the forest, the two maidens fall in love, each supposing the other to be a young man. This leads to delightful complications that remind us of the mix-ups in Shakespeare's romantic comedies. Galatea has become the subject of considerable feminist critical study in recent years." "Midas (1590) uses mythology in quite a different way, dramatising two stories about King Midas (the golden touch and the ass's ears) in such a way as to fashion a satire of King Philip of Spain (and of any tyrant like him) for colossal greediness and folly. In the wake of the defeat of Philip's Armada fleet and its attempted invasion of England in 1588, this satire was calculated to win the approval of Queen Elizabeth and her court."--Jacket
  • "Galatea and Midas are two of John Lyly's most engaging plays. Galatea (or Gallathea) and Phillida are dressed up in male clothes by their fathers so that they can avoid the requirement of the god Neptune that every year 'the fairest and chastest virgin in all the country' be sacrificed to a sea-monster. Hiding together in the forest, the two maidens fall in love, each supposing the other to be a young man. This leads to delightful complications that remind us of the mix-ups in Shakespeare's romantic comedies. Galatea has become the subject of considerable feminist critical study in recent years." "Midas (1590) uses mythology in quite a different way, dramatising two stories about King Midas (the golden touch and the ass's ears) in such a way as to fashion a satire of King Philip of Spain (and of any tyrant like him) for colossal greediness and folly. In the wake of the defeat of Philip's Armada fleet and its attempted invasion of England in 1588, this satire was calculated to win the approval of Queen Elizabeth and her court."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1554?-1606
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Lyly, John
Dewey number
822/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2659.L9
LC item number
G3 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1554?-1606
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hunter, G. K
  • Bevington, David M
  • Lyly, John
Series statement
Revels plays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galatea
  • Midas
Label
Galatea ; : Midas, John Lyly
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Galatea edited by George K. Hunter; Midas edited by David Bevington
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Galatea: Introduction
  • Galatea
  • Midas: Introduction
  • Midas
Control code
42733668
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780719030956
Isbn Type
(hdc)
Lccn
99054909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Galatea ; : Midas, John Lyly
Publication
Note
Galatea edited by George K. Hunter; Midas edited by David Bevington
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Galatea: Introduction
  • Galatea
  • Midas: Introduction
  • Midas
Control code
42733668
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 282 pages
Isbn
9780719030956
Isbn Type
(hdc)
Lccn
99054909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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