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1. IN A NUTSHELL ã SENECA (4 B.C.-65A.D.) IS A ROMAN PLAYRIGHT WHO MODELLED HIS TRAGEDIES AFTER THE GREEK ONES. ã HIS WORKS CONCENTRATE ON LANGUAGE, FORM, SPIRIT, AND…
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  • 1. IN A NUTSHELL • SENECA (4 B.C.-65A.D.) IS A ROMAN PLAYRIGHT WHO MODELLED HIS TRAGEDIES AFTER THE GREEK ONES. • HIS WORKS CONCENTRATE ON LANGUAGE, FORM, SPIRIT, AND THE GREEK MYTHS. • HIS TRAGEDIES ARE: THE TROJAN WOMAN, MEDEA, AGAMEMNON, PHAEDRA, THYESTES, THABIAS, THE PHOENICIAN WOMAN, HERCULES ON OETA.
  • 2. ELEMENTS OF SENECAN TRAGEDIES • FIVE-ACT DIVISIONS. • CHORUS AND “NUNTIUS” A MESSENGER. • LANGUAGE: DEPENDS ON NARRATIVE LONG PASSAGES SINCE THE PLAYS WERE NOT MEANT TO BE ACTED. • THEMES WERE INFLUENCED OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY, REVENGE, AND(GODS, REBELLIONS, “FREE WILL” ISSUES). • STYLE: RHETORIC, APHORISMS, SENTENTIOUS UTTERANCES, HYPERBOLES, AND STICHOMYTHIA. • CHARACTERIZATION: NO CHARACTER DETAILED DESCRIPTION BUT THROUGH SOLILOQUIES AND INSPECTIONS.
  • 3. RENAISSANCE AND SENECA • ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHTS WERE STRONGLY CONSCIOUS OF THE APPEAL OF THE PUBLIC. • THEY BORROWED HIS IDEAS COLOURING IT WITH THEIR OWN TASTES. • MARLOWE, KYD, AND SHAKESPEARE ARE THE MAJOR WRITERS WHO SHOWED THE INFLUENCE OF SENECA.
  • 4. GORBODUC OR THE TRAGIDIE OF FERREX AND PORREX • THE FIRST ENGLISH TRAGEDY WRITTEN IN ENGLAND. • WRITTEN AND BY NORTON AND SACKVILLE IN1562 AND PERFORMED AGAIN AT COURT SOME DAYS LATER BEFORE THE QUEEN HERSELF. • IT ATTEMPTS TO HARNESS THE POTENTIAL OF NATIONAL HISTORY AND MYTH. • SENECA WAS AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE . • IN GORBUDUC THE ESSENTIAL THING IS NOT WHAT HAPPENS, BUT THE POLITICAL AND MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF WHAT HAPPENS
  • 5. SUMMARY • GORBUDUC, KING OF BRITAIN, WHO DIVIDED HIS REALM DURING HIS LIFETIME BETWEEN HIS TWO SONS, FERREX AND PORROX. • FERREX, SUSPICIOUS OF HIS YOUNGER BROTHER'S AMBITIONS, SET ABOUT RISING SOLDIERS TO DEFEND HIMSELF • PORROX SENT HIS OWN TROOPS AGAINST HIS ELDER BROTHER AND HAD HIM KILLED. • QUEEN VIDENA, TO AVENGE THE DEATH OF HER FAVOURITE ELDER SON, BROUGHT ABOUT THE MURDER OF PORROX. • PEOPLE, MOVED BY THESE CRUEL AND UNNATURAL DEEDS, ROSE IN REBELLION AND SLEW BOTH KING AND QUEEN. • IN THE VACUUM OF POWER, THE NOBILITY UNITED TO DESTROY THE REBELS. • THE NOBLES SOON DIVIDED AND FELL INTO CIVIL WAR. • MOST OF THEIR OFFSPRING WERE DESTROYED, LEAVING THE THRONE OPEN TO FOREIGN CLAIMANTS
  • 6. GORBUDUC AND SENECA • UNITIES (ACTION, PLACE AND TIME). • CHORUS AND THE MESSENGER: COMMUNICATE TO THE AUDIENCE, NOT TO INTERFERE WITH THE UNITY OF ACTION, DEATH IS SUGGESTED, ACTION OUTSIDE THE STAGE. • PLOT (NO PLOT BUT A HIGHLY DIGNIFIED MORAL REFLECTION)
  • 7. STYLE “WHAT SHOWS THE INFLUENCE IS THE USE OF THE FIGURES OF SPEECH” • GOD: “THE END THY END I FEARE, JOUE END ME FIRST” 69 “O HEAVEN SEND DOWN THE FLAMES OF YOUR DESTROY” 943 • HISTORICAL ALLUSIONS: “THIS DOTH THE PROUDE SONNE OF APOLLO PRONE” 452 • STRONG METAPHORES: “THE SLOWE AURORE, THAT SO FAR LONE OR SHAE DOTH LONG DELAY TO SHOW HER BLUSHY FACE” 337 • ARTIFICIAL AND RHETORIC EXPRESSIONS: “STAINE THY HANDS WITH BROTHERS BLOUD” 1188 “THE SLAYING KNIFE FROM YOUR OWN MOTHER’S THROAT” 1666
  • 8. • SYNECDOCHE : SENECA USED IT MUCH OFTEN IN HIS PLAYS oMANUS=HAND : “SLAINE BY THY HAND” 1127 “PORREX (ALAS) IS BY HIS OTHER SALINE, AND WITH HER HAND, AWFUL THING TO TELL” 1238-9 oANIMUS=HEART: “MEE THINKES I SEE HIS ENVIOUS HART TO SWELL” 32 oPECTUS=BREAST : “WITHIN AMBICIOUS BREST ARE LODGED” 1319 “
  • 9. WORKS CITED • CLEMEN, WOLFGANG , ENGLISH TRAGEDY BEFORE SHAKESPEARETHE DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMATIC SPEECH. LONDON AND NEW YORK ,1980. • HOLMAN, C. HUGH. A HANDBOOK TO LITERATURE. NEW YORK: THE ODYSSEY PRESS, INC, 1960. • SCHMIDT, H. SENECA’S INFLUNCE UPON GORBUDOC. CITED IN WWW.JESTOR.ORG/STABLE/2919049 ACCESSED IN 15-10-2015. • SANDERS, ANDREW. THE SHORT OXFORD HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. OXFORD: CLARENDON PRESS,1994. • THORNLEY, G, C. AND GWYNETH ROBERTS. AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH LITERATURE . • HTTP://WWW.INNERTEMPLE.ORG.UK/HISTORY/HISTORICAL-ARTICLES/32-GORBUDUC.
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