Hans Sachs s The Scholar Bound for Paradise

This edition of "The Scholar Bound for Paradise" includes a brief biography of Sachs s life and a summary of his work; a critical essay on his dramatic oeuvre; the play itself translated into English, followed by textual notes as well as ...

Hans Sachs s  The Scholar Bound for Paradise

Author: Robert Cardullo

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783838315539

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"The Scholar Bound for Paradise" is a critical edition of this Shrovetide play by Hans Sachs (1494-1576). The earliest stages of a purely secular comedy in Germany are to be found in Shrovetide plays such as Sachs s. They became popular in Nuremberg in the latter part of the 15th century during Shrovetide--the three days before Ash Wednesday--which was a special period before Lent for both religious confession and carnival festivity. Shrovetide plays dealt with everyday occurrences like family quarrels and courtroom trials, often in a peasant setting. The plays were usually in one act of about 400 irregular four-beat verse lines spoken by three to six typed characters. The dominant theme, as in the case of "The Scholar Bound for Paradise", was the exposure of human folly by good, moral burghers. This edition of "The Scholar Bound for Paradise" includes a brief biography of Sachs s life and a summary of his work; a critical essay on his dramatic oeuvre; the play itself translated into English, followed by textual notes as well as the German version; an historical introduction to German-language comedy in general; and a bibliography of criticism on Sachs s 85 Shrovetide plays.

Translations of the Carnival Comedies of Hans Sachs 1494 1576

Translations of the Carnival Comedies of Hans Sachs  1494 1576

Author: Hans Sachs

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

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This work contains a general introduction to Sachs's carnival comedies together with nine plays in translation. The short situation comedies offer us brief but vivid enactments of scenes from daily life in the sixteenth century, humorously illustrating the petty foibles and weaknesses which govern us all. Yet in the few hundred lines which each occupies, he also touches on profound human truths, as well as highlighting current political and social ills. The plays will be of general interest to students of history, sociology, drama, and of the human condition in general, as well as to those who simply enjoy well-crafted comedy.

The Garnet and White

... in the Playbook ( Madison , Wisconsin ) for October a rhymed translation of a Shrovetide comedy by Hans Sachs , “ The Scholar Bound for Paradise .

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Reference Guide to World Literature

The Early Meisterlieder of Hans Sachs , edited by Frances H. Ellis . ... as Th Scholar Bound for Paradise , translated by Bayard Quincy Morgan , in Three ...

Reference Guide to World Literature

Author: Henderson

Publisher: Saint James Press

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Page: 1520

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Overviews of writers and works from the ancient Greeks through the 20th century, written by subject experts. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail.

World Drama Volume 1

... INDIA EURIPIDES Alcestis - HANS SACHS The Wandering Scholar from Paradise ... SHERlDAN The School for Scandal - AESCHYLUS Prometheus Bound - The Play of ...

World Drama  Volume 1

Author: Barrett H. Clark

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143112

Page: 670

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Volume 1 of this two-volume set contains 26 plays including Aeschylus "Prometheus Bound"; Sophocles "Antigone"; Seneca "Medea"; Marlowe, "Dr. Faustus"; Heywood, "A Woman Killed with Kindness"; Johnson, "Every Man in His Humour"; Beaumont and Fletcher "The Maid's Tragedy"; Sheridan "The School for Scandal"; plus plays from the Orient, medieval plays and more.

Nowhere in America

Morton's " Poor Man's Heaven , ” the first chapter of The English Utopia ( 1952 ) ... Paradise : Being a Pleasant Dissertation on Hans Sachs ' Schlaraffenland ...

Nowhere in America

Author: Hal Rammel

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017179

Page: 165

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A magical tour through the imaginary terrain of the comic imagination as revealed in children's lore, literature, folktales, travel lies, film comedies, cartoons, comic books, and folksongs. With 14 b&w illustrations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.