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





ISBN 9780367142278
Published December 7, 2020 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

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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