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Andreas Friz's letter on tragedies (ca. 1741-1744) : an eighteenth-century Jesuit contribution to pheatre poetics / critical edition and introduction by Nienke Tjoelker.

Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (305 p.)
Series:
Drama and theatre in early modern Europe ; Volume 4.
Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe, 2211-341X ; Volume 4
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Subjects:
Tragedy -- History and criticism.
Drama -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Jesuit theater -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Jesuit drama -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Friz, Andreas, 1711-1790. Epistola de tragaediis.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Andreas Friz’s Letter on tragedies (ca. 1741-1744) Nienke Tjoelker offers insight into the Jesuit school theatre of the eighteenth century. Commonly ignored by scholars, who assume that by then Jesuit theatre was disappearing and of poor quality, it appears to be very much alive and interacting with contemporary vernacular theatre. Tjoelker places Friz's poetics in its historical and literary context in an extensive introduction and presents an edition with translation. She investigates Friz's focus on the imitation of French classical writers, such as Jean Racine (1639-1699) and Pierre Corneille (1606-1684). Friz criticised his colleagues for their excessive use of multimedia ornaments, which hindered the correct application of the three classical unities and verisimilitude.
Contents:
Front Matter
Jesuit Theatre, Poetics and Andreas Friz
Latin Text and Translation
Introduction to Friz’s Analyses of Racine’s Plays
Latin Text
Bibliography
Index of Personal Names.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Tjoelker, Nienke, editor, author of introduction, etc.
ISBN:
90-04-28374-9
OCLC:
895256981
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004283749 DOI