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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...’s Knight’s Tale, to which Shakespeare would return, with Fletcher , nearly 20 years later, dramatizing it as The Two Noble Kinsmen . Chaucer’s story provides the basis for Shakespeare’s depiction of Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage, which it juxtaposes, furthermore, with a rivalry between two men for the same woman, source for the competition between Lysander and Demetrius over Hermia. Shakespeare, however, adds a second woman, Helena, who has earlier been jilted by Demetrius, and thereby repeats the pattern of love intrigues he had deployed in The Two...

Titus Andronicus

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Sonia Massai and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...dispute between Chiron and Demetrius over Lavinia, by suggesting that they should both rape her in the woods. 2.1 Titus organizes a royal hunt to celebrate the Emperor’s wedding. 2.2 Aaron and Tamora meet in the woods and Aaron discloses his plans to have Lavinia raped and Bassianus killed. Tamora tells her sons that Bassianus and Lavinia have been threatening to take her life. Prompted by Tamora, Chiron and Demetrius kill Bassianus and rape Lavinia. Aaron lures Titus’ sons Quintus and Martius into the pit where Chiron and Demetrius have thrown Bassianus’ body...

Oberon

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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... in A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Angry with his consort Titania because she refuses to part with the changeling boy, he tells Robin Goodfellow to fetch a magic herb with which to drug her (a herb subsequently used on Lysander and Demetrius too). In the 19th century, Oberon was usually a singing part for a woman. In the 20th century, most often played by male actors, the attempt to make him other-worldly has moved towards giving him either fantastic costumes or very little costume at all. With the advent of electricity he was given lights in his headdress...

Robin Goodfellow

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...He acts as Oberon ’s assistant in enchanting Titania , Bottom , and the lovers, and enjoys the confusion he causes when he accidentally enchants Lysander instead of Demetrius. ( See also fairies .) In the 19th century it was a woman’s part (sometimes a girl’s— Ellen Terry took the role aged 8), often hampered by attempts at rendering magic and flying through cumbersome machinery. In the 20th century the part has been played more often by men since Granville-Barker ’s 1914 production (in which Puck was played by Donald Calthrop). A notable exception was...

education

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Stanley Wells

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...is clearly drawing on his own boyhood experience. Here and elsewhere he uses phrases taken directly from Lily’s grammar books; in Titus Andronicus , for example, he causes Demetrius to quote lines written by Horace, at which Chiron, admitting that his knowledge is second-hand, responds ‘O, ’tis a verse in Horace, I know it well. | I read it in the grammar long ago’ (4.2.20–24). While learning the rudiments of Latin grammar pupils would also read elementary collections of maxims such as the Sententiae pueriles ( 1542 ) of Leonhard Culmann, made up of...

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