Ignoramus (Renaissance Latin Drama in England - Second Series)

By: George Ruggle; Introduction-E. F. J. Tucker

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Cover is clean and in good condition. No writing or marks observed in the text. Binding is tight and square. . . . . . . . . . Ignoramus is a college farce, a 1615 academic play by George Ruggle. Written in Latin (with passages in English and French), it was arguably the most famous and influential academic play of English Renaissance drama. Ruggle based his play on La Trappolaria (1596), an Italian comedy by Giambattista della Porta (which in turn borrows from the Pseudolus of Plautus). In Latin, ignoramus, the first-person plural present active indicative of īgnōrō (“I do not know”, “I am unacquainted with”, “I am ignorant of”), literally means “we are ignorant of” or “we do not know”. The term acquired its English meaning of an ignorant person or dunce as a consequence of Ruggle's play.

Title: Ignoramus (Renaissance Latin Drama in England - Second Series)

Author Name: George Ruggle; Introduction-E. F. J. Tucker

Categories: Theater & Movie,

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag AG: December 1987

ISBN Number: 3487078538

ISBN Number 13: 9783487078533

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 43857