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The Resource Love's metamorphosis, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg

Love's metamorphosis, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg

Label
Love's metamorphosis
Title
Love's metamorphosis
Statement of responsibility
John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is a modern spelling edition of Lyly's play. The contents include an introduction, authorship and date, style and structure, love and metamorphosis, gender politics and the Elizabethan court and dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play
  • "First Performed By Paul's Boys in the 1580s, but of uncertain date, Love's Metamorphosis is widely regarded as the most elegantly structured of Lyly's plays. The plot looks back, in part, to the account of Erisichthon's punishment for the desecration of Ceres' grove in Ovid's Metamorphosis, book 8, but the Ovidian story is woven into a wider network of interests turning upon aspects of love. A series of allusions to earlier Lylian compositions (Sappho and Phao and Galatea) invites the audience to view the play in terms of a continuum of work, exploring the status of Cupid and the nature and extent of his power. The play is notable for the articulate resistance offered by the female characters towards the desires of their lovers and the wishes of authority figures, while Erisichthon's daughter, Protea, is of particular interest to feminist criticism in that she offers a striking example of a woman empowered rather than marginalized by the loss of her virgin state." "Revived towards the close of the sixteenth century, when it was performed by the Children of the Chapel, the play is of importance to theatre historians in that it is the only one of Lyly's comedies known to have passed from Paul's to a different troupe. It is newly edited here from the sole early witness, the quarto of 1601."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1554?-1606
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyly, John
Dewey number
822.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2659.L9
LC item number
L68 2008
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scragg, Leah
Series statement
The Revels plays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ceres
  • Lyly, John
  • Cupid
  • Edition
Label
Love's metamorphosis, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Instantiates
Publication
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
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; The text; Authorship and date; Sources; Style and structure; Love and metamorphosis; Gender politics and the Elizabethan court; Dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play; This edition; Notes; Love's Metamorphosis; Index
Control code
183147219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 135 pages
Isbn
9780719072468
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183147219
Label
Love's metamorphosis, John Lyly ; edited by Leah Scragg
Publication
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
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; The text; Authorship and date; Sources; Style and structure; Love and metamorphosis; Gender politics and the Elizabethan court; Dramaturgy, staging, and the stage history of the play; This edition; Notes; Love's Metamorphosis; Index
Control code
183147219
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 135 pages
Isbn
9780719072468
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009275100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)183147219

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