Francis Guinle

De la marge au centre: les personnages populaires des comédies de cour pp. 223-242


This article seeks to reassess the relationship between what most critics call “sub-plot” and “main plot” in the Elizabethan court comedies. Using medieval and Renaissance art forms such as manuscript illumination, polyphonic musical composition, and medieval dramatic antecedents such as The Second Shepherds’ Play, the discussion eventually centres on Richard Edward’s Damon and Pithias and John Lyly’s Gallathea.

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