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Tema:   Autor. Apolonio de Tiro. Apollonius of Tyre. John Gower. William Shakespeare. Grecia. Reino Unido. Novela. Teatro. Literatura. Género. Historia. Antigua.
Autor:   Achorn, John Howard
Año:   1998
Título:   A study of Apollonius of Tyre. Three english adaptations of an ancient Greek romance
Lugar:   Toronto
Editorial/Revista:   University of Toronto
Idioma:   Inglés.
Tipo:   Tesis.
ISBN/ISSN/DOI:   ISBN: 9780612350946.
Disponibilidad:   Acceso abierto
Resumen:   This thesis involves three English versions of 'Apollonius of Tyre': the Old English translation ('OE') of the ' Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri' ('HA'), John Gower's version ('CA') in the 'Confessio Amantis', and Shakespeare's 'Pericles'. I discuss the social climate surrounding the production of each work and then concentrate on the tale's restorative property, particularly as it relates to gender issues. Because 'HA' represents the "architext" of all subsequent versions, my Introduction focuses on it. I compare ' HA' to five extant Greek romances of an earlier period to ascertain what features they share, and to determine what distinguishes 'HA'. ' HA''s affiliation with hagiography proves especially instructive. The story's Providential motif is the source of the story's restorative power. However, along with this motif comes the potential for subversive content. This thesis examines the extent to which each text handles these seemingly divergent aims. 'OE' contains additional Christian resonances. As a result, the Providential motif becomes more evident. However, 'OE' also retains the emphasis 'HA' places on female rights, and therefore proves subversive of the norm. In contrast, Gower's text seeks to restore a Golden Age, one saturated in patristic ideals. The Providential motif is elaborate, but since 'CA' seeks to reclaim past order, the subversive element gets quelled. Shakespeare revitalizes it. He gives voice to orthodoxy by means of his choric figure, but also raises questions about the adequacy of this figure and insists upon the value of femininity. In the final analysis, all three versions prove restorative. ' CA' offers hope by giving a clear message about the truth of Providence: despite the vagaries of fortune, Appolinus's life has meaning in the end. ' OE' and 'Pericles' have a restorative effect, too, only these works achieve this effect in a different way. Both contain Providential overtones, but more importantly, by presenting a liberal view towards women's rights and by projecting current institutions as harmful to the welfare of a nation, both inspire a healthy rejection of patriarchal norms. [Source: Author]
2001-2021 Universidad de Alicante DOI: 10.14198/bitra
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