By John Batchelor, Tom Cain, Claire Lamont
This titanic assortment comprises contributions from prime overseas Shakespeare students akin to Tom Craik, Philip Edwards, IngA-Stina Ewbank, R.A. Foakes, G.K. Hunter, Kenneth Muir, A.D. Nuttall, Brian Vickers and Stanley Wells. The book's twenty 5 essays variety over the full box of Shakespeare reports and deal in particular with Shakespeare and his predecessors, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Shakespeare in functionality (including movie) and Shakespeare with regards to later literature. Shakespearean Continuities is released in honour of the celebrated Shakespeare student E.A.J. Honigmann, FBA, Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature on the collage of Newcastle, 1970-1989.
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In it, a pagan (barbarus) or Jew entrusts his treasures to a statue of the saint, but is enraged on return from a journey to find his goods have been stolen and (in the Hilarius version) sets about the statue with a whip. St Nicholas appears to the thieves, rebuking them and threatening to expose them. They return the goods, the barbarus falls at the saint's feet, begging his forgiveness, and on being told to thank God instead, does so, and converts to Christianity. In Jean Bodel's play the pagan is a King of Africa and a worshipper of Tervagan, whose statue to some extent serves as an anti-type to St Nicholas in the play.
Edd. [Modern Editors] for armgaunt of O. Edd. [old editions] in Ant. I, 5, 48' (Shakespeare-Lexicon, third edn, rev. ). Pierce's Supererogation (Seolar Press facsimile, Menston, 1970), ...... recto [sic]. The Works of Thomas Nashe, ed. Ronald B. McKerrow (Oxford, 1958), III, p. 42. I am indebted to Dr Michael Pincombe for drawing my attention to the satirical contexts, and for his spirited interest in Termagant. v. Robert Nares, A Glossary, or Collection of Words . in the Works of English Authors .
On the advice of his seneschal (a shrewd calmer of royal rages), the king repents and asks the idol what the outcome will be. It weeps and smiles, which the seneschal interprets to mean that the king will be victorious but will abandon his faith. At the close of the play the statue of Tervagan makes its sole speech, a four-line stanza in 'une langue irnaginaire ... 3B The king interprets the jibberish to the Christian Preudom, then instructs the seneschal to destroy the idol. This the seneschal does, jeeringly recalling the idol's prophecy and pitching it down the stairs; he jests that· it can count (or miscount) them as it falls.