Phalante (Exeter French Texts v. 94.)

Phalante (Exeter French Texts v. 94.)

By: Jean Galaut (author), Alan Howe (volume_editor)Paperback

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This play by a young Toulouse lawyer-poet, was published posthumously in 1611 and has since been largely neglected. It is reprinted here for the first time, accompanied by an introductory study, explanatory notes and a glossary. Phalante offers the reader an early example of the French "dilemma play" exploiting the theme of inner conflict. At the same time, because it dramatises a story which appeared in Sidney's Arcadia (published in 1590, but not translated into French until 1624), it poses questions about contemporary Anglo-French literary relations.

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Alan Howe is Lecturer in French, University of Liverpool.


Frontispice: JEAN GALAUT, gravure de Jaspar Isaac (Cliche Bibliotheque Municipale de Toulouse), ii; INTRODUCTION; L'auteur et son milieu, vii; La datation de Phalante, xvi; Un sujet imite du roman anglais (?), xix; Une tragedie de l'epoque Henri IV, xxvi; L'etablissement du texte, xxxviii; BIBLIOGRAPHIE SOMMAIRE, xliii; PHALANTE; Acteurs, 2; Acte I, 3; Acte II, 19; Acte III, 33; Acte IV, 45; Acte V, 55; GLOSSAIRE, 69; APPENDICE, 75.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780859894883
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 84
  • ID: 9780859894883
  • weight: 190
  • ISBN10: 0859894886

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