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Jacques Ier au miroir de la tragédie chapmanienne

Abstract : The dramatic works of George Chapman reveal his animosity to James I, whom he criticized either directly or indirectly, through unfavourable comparisons. Between the anecdotal satire of Eastward Ho ! (1605) and his lukewarm praise of the king in the Epicede for the death of Prince Henry (1612), Chapman's French tragedies, Bussy D'Ambois (1607) and The Conspiracy and Tragedy of Byron (1608) favourably refer to Elizabeth and the Earl of Essex. Such references, along with some of his dedications, reveal Chapman's critique of the new king's dream of absolute power.
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Gilles Bertheau. Jacques Ier au miroir de la tragédie chapmanienne. XVII-XVIII Revue de la Société d'études anglo-américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles , Société d'études anglo-américaines des dix-septième et dix-huitième siècles, Lille, 2006, pp.193-208. ⟨halshs-00989932⟩



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