Robert Burton 'Philosophaster' (Renaissance Latin Drama in England)

By: Richard Burton; Introduction-Mrvin Spevack

Price: $9.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Used - Good


Some underlining observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. Facsimile of handwritten play in Latin - Intorduction in English ....................... Philosophaster is a Latin satirical comedy by Robert Burton. He began writing the play in 1606 and completed it by 1615. It was performed by students in the Hall of Christ Church, Oxford on 16 February 1618 (New Style). The play was not published in Burton's life-time and it remained in manuscript till 1862 when it was edited by William Edward Buckley and published by the Roxburghe Club. It was first translated into English by Paul Jordan-Smith and published by Stanford University Press, California in 1931. Since the play is about someone who pretends to be a philosopher, the term itself has been used in more recent times to refer to a pretender to philosophy.

Title: Robert Burton 'Philosophaster' (Renaissance Latin Drama in England)

Author Name: Richard Burton; Introduction-Mrvin Spevack

Categories: Theater & Movie,

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag: December 1983

ISBN Number: 3487072084

ISBN Number 13: 9783487072081

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 43906