Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage by Regine May - PDF and EPUB eBook
Regine May discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only...
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Details of Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage
- Exact title of the book
- Apuleius and Drama: The Ass on Stage
- Book author
- Regine May
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 379 pages
- December 7th 2006 by OUP Oxford
- File size (in PDF)
- 1516 kB
Some brief overview of book
Regine May discusses the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is turned into a donkey by magic. Apuleius uses drama, especially comedy, as a basic underlying texture, and invites his readers to use their knowledge of contemporary drama in interpreting the fate of his protagonist and the often comic or tragic situations in which he finds himself. May employs a close study of the Latin text and detailed comparison with the corpus of dramatic texts from antiquity, as well as discussion of stock features of ancient drama, especially of comedy, in order to explain some features of the novel which have so far baffled Apuleian scholarship, including the enigmatic ending.
All Latin and Greek has been translated into English.