The Devil and the Vice in the English Dramatic Literature Before Shakespeare: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Devil and the Vice in the English Dramatic Literature Before Shakespeare

1st Edition

By L. W. Cushman


148 pages

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Originally published in 1900, this book was the first investigation of the devil and the Vice as dramatic figures, and a study of these figures led to a new view of the subject: it is, in brief, that the appearance of the devil in the non-dramatic as well as in the dramatic literature is limited to a definite range. As a dramatic figure the devil falls more and more into the background and the Vice is distinct in origin and function from the devil.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Devil. 1. Introductory. 2. The Mystery-Cycles. 3. The Digby Plays and the Noah's Ark. 4. The Devil in the Moralities. Part II: The Vice. 1. The Vice-Dramas. 2. The Vice-Role. 3. The Three-Fold Character of the Vice. 4. The Vice as a Dramatic Figure.

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