LUCIAN'S SATIRE OF PHILOSOPHERS in Heywood's Play of the Wether

Forest Hill, Lynn
July 1996
Medieval English Theatre;1996, Vol. 18, p142
Academic Journal
The article focuses on use of John Heywood of the satire of philosophers on Lucian's Dialogue Icaromenippus as source of his "Play of the Wether." It mentions that Richard Axton remarks that the two essential features of Icaromenippus do not present in Wether in the 1991 edition of the play. It mentions that the 1533 portfolio edition of Richard Rastell describes the play as a very enterlude and might be understood by few spectators. It adds that Heywood utilized sources, which were open to the interpretation based on the erudition and political/religious orientation of individual spectators.


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