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1983

Trinity University

Herod I

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Tirso's Wife-Murder Play: La Vida Y Muerte De Herodes, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 1983

Tirso's Wife-Murder Play: La Vida Y Muerte De Herodes, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Tirso's La vida y muerte de Herodes is a curious play for a number of reasons. Dating most likely from 1620-21, it is one of several plays based on Herod's life both in Biblical accounts and in Josephus' Antiquities. Lodovico Dolce was the first Renaissance playwright to take advantage of the historical but very dramatic subject matter in his Marianna of 1565, and, closer to Tirso's era, Alexandre Hardy and Tristan l'Hermite created French versions; Hardy's dates from the period 1625 to 1632 and Tristan's was published in 1637. Of course, Calderón published in ...