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Jacke Jugeler William Henry Williams

Jacke Jugeler

William Henry Williams

Published July 20th 2009
ISBN : 9781108002608
Paperback
104 pages
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This 1914 scholarly edition of the mid-sixteenth-century play Jacke Jugeler contains an informative introduction and detailed notes. Little-known today, the play represents a pre-Shakespearean example of classical borrowing a Roman play by PlautusMoreThis 1914 scholarly edition of the mid-sixteenth-century play Jacke Jugeler contains an informative introduction and detailed notes. Little-known today, the play represents a pre-Shakespearean example of classical borrowing a Roman play by Plautus is adapted to an English domestic situation and it is one of the first instances of confused identity and doubles in English comedy. The text of this edition is taken from the unique original, probably published around 1562, in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire. In his Introduction, W. H. Williams proposes the likely identity of the plays author, and provides an analysis of the plays language to support his claim. He examines the connections in method, characters and language between Jacke Jugeler and Ralph Roister Doister, a play written and performed around the same time.