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Title:
The Elder Edda and ancient Scandinavian drama
Author:
Phillpotts, Bertha Surtees, Dame, -1932.
Publication Information:
Cambridge : At the University press, 1920.
Physical Description:
ix, 216 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"A theory of the dramatic origin of the older Eddic poems."
Language:
English
Contents:
The Eddic problem.--The Edda poems.--The Edda poems in relation to other early Scandinavian verse.--The chant-metre poems.--Mythological poems in old-lore metre.--Lost poems in chant-metre.--Icelandic tradition and the Norwegian poems.--Characteristics of Norwegian Eddic poetry.--Evidence for indigenous drama in Scandinavia.--Plots of the Eddic dramas.--Characters of the fertility drama.--Actors and authors. The chorus. The scene.--The beginnings of tragedy. The Greek analogy.--Conclusion.
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