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Sanctus martyr Thomas Morus: an unknown Neo-Latin More play from the College of Marchiennes

Sanctus martyr Thomas Morus: an unknown Neo-Latin More play from the College of Marchiennes While the history of Thomas More as a character on stage is long and varied, the humanist made his most regular appearance in Latin school plays across Catholic Europe throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Still, only a handful of these plays are known to have survived, all of which were performed on the Jesuit stage. This article sheds light on a newly discovered Neo-Latin More play, which, it argues, was staged at the Benedictine college of Marchiennes in the late-sixteenth or early-seventeenth century. After a brief contextualization and analysis of the manuscript and the tragedy enclosed, the article offers an edition of the Latin text and a study of its intertextual ties with the dramatic oeuvres of Desiderius Erasmus and George Buchanan. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Moreana Edinburgh University Press

Sanctus martyr Thomas Morus: an unknown Neo-Latin More play from the College of Marchiennes

Moreana , Volume 59 (1): 65 – Jun 1, 2022

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Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
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0047-8105
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2398-4961
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10.3366/more.2022.0115
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Abstract

While the history of Thomas More as a character on stage is long and varied, the humanist made his most regular appearance in Latin school plays across Catholic Europe throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Still, only a handful of these plays are known to have survived, all of which were performed on the Jesuit stage. This article sheds light on a newly discovered Neo-Latin More play, which, it argues, was staged at the Benedictine college of Marchiennes in the late-sixteenth or early-seventeenth century. After a brief contextualization and analysis of the manuscript and the tragedy enclosed, the article offers an edition of the Latin text and a study of its intertextual ties with the dramatic oeuvres of Desiderius Erasmus and George Buchanan.

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MoreanaEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2022

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