Thinking of Marie de France

For our upcoming session, I suggest you read "Guigemar" and "Yönec." Then, consider these groupings:

  • Le Chaitivel, Bisclavret, Equitan
  • Lanval, Le Fresne, Eliduc
  • Milun, Laüstic, Chevrefoil, Les Deux Amanz
The Lais were meant to be heard -- here is a link to an audiobook version available from Audible:
 
Readings of Lanval & Yönec:

 

In addition, here are two great resources you can use to prepare for our reading and discussion of the Lais of Marie de France:

British Library:

https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-lays-and-fables-of-marie-de-france

Kathy Krause:

https://middleagesforeducators.princeton.edu/“lais”-marie-de-france

Cite:

Krause, Kathy. “The Lais of Marie de France,” Middle Ages for Educators, April 10, 2020. Accessed[date]. https://middleagesforeducators.princeton.edu/node/266/


Roman Replays

Here are links to resources related to our reading of Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus.

Video performance inspired by the The Brothers Menaechumus 

The Homebuddies Perform The Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus!

The Good, the Bad, and the Menaechmi

Brothers Menaechmus - Oak Park High School

 

Roman Theater & Theater History - Video

Dances to Flute Music and Obscene Verse. It's Roman Theater, Everybody: Crash Course Theater #5

Roman Theater with Plautus, Terence, and Seneca: Crash Course Theater #6

 

Previous post on this site for Theater History

https://www.brilliantminds.info/2021/01/theater-links.html

 

Books on Roman Theater

Slave Theater in the Roman Republic: Plautus and Popular Comedy Reprint Edition

The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy (Oxford Handbooks) Illustrated Edition

Music in Roman Comedy Reprint Edition

The Stagecraft and Performance of Roman Comedy 1st Edition

 

Classical Literary Criticism, including Horace's Ars Poetica

Classical Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics) 2Rev Ed Edition, Kindle Edition

Classical Literary Criticism: Plato: Ion; Republic 2-3, 1; Aristotle: Poetics; Horace: The Art of Poetry; Longinus: On the Sublime (Penguin Classics) Paperback


Book Lists for Summer and Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Book list

Marilynne Robinson, Jack (Picador)

Michael Thomas, Man Gone Down (Black Cat)

Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf)

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (Copper Canyon)

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Discomfort of Evening (Graywolf)

Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife (Back Bay)

 

Fall 2021 Book list

Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus, in Four Comedies, trans. Segal (Oxford)

Marie de France, The Lais of Marie de France, trans. Gilbert (Norton Critical)

Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, ed. Mowat (Folger/Simon & Schuster)

Knut Hamsun, Growth of the Soil, trans. Lyngstad (Penguin)

Irène Némirovsky, Suite française, trans. Smith (Vintage)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun (Knopf)


Aphra Behn's The Rover

 

Royal Shakespeare Company - background and trailer

https://www.rsc.org.uk/the-rover/

 

Georgetown University - Department of Performing Arts

https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/the-rover-reframe/

 

Shakesqueer Theatre Company - via Facebook

https://fb.watch/3WohjsJnHU/

 

From backstage at the Goodman to kids & clips

https://vimeo.com/19726516

https://vimeo.com/26276086

https://vimeo.com/352495648

https://vimeo.com/35581258


Terence

Links related to Terence & The Woman from Andros
 
Red River Theatre's production of Girl from Andros (viewed in class)
 
Machiavelli's Andria and the Yale production (viewed a clip in class)
 
 
Thornton Wilder's novel - The Woman of Andros
https://amzn.to/3avK7wM (Kindle edition. Beware some crazy pricing on Amazon for print versions.)
 
Terence's influence on Molière
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/175226913X13789831448143 (you can read the abstract, the full article is behind a paywall)
 
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/388037 (another abstract, but the book is available used -- see next link)
 
Some Types in Molière and Terence (dissertation by G.H. Campbell, 1900)
 
Molière and Commedia dell'Arte (thesis by Klass, 2006)