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Chapman, George 1559?-1634

Works: 834 works in 3,293 publications in 5 languages and 50,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Sources  Stories, plots, etc  Portraits 
Subject Headings: Poets, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR2447, 822.3
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Bussy D'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )

110 editions published between 1641 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapman's Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the lesser Homerica by Homer( Book )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Homer Translations into English, Epic poetry, Greek Translations into English, Odysseus (Greek mythology) Poetry, Achilles (Greek mythology) Poetry, Trojan War Poetry
Eastward ho by George Chapman( Book )

57 editions published between 1780 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between Jonson, Chapman and Marston, 'Eastward Ho!' is a masterpiece of city comedy. Unique among the 'coterie' city comedies written for boy players, 'Eastward Ho!' gives all classes a full satiric treatment simultaneously didactic, ironic, and triumphantly comic. 'Eastward Ho!' was performed at the Blackfriars playhouse in 1605. The play may well have been provoked by Dekker and Webster's 'Westward Ho!', produced by Paul's Boys in 1604; 'Eastward Ho!' parodies the earlier play's form
The widow's tears by George Chapman( Book )

46 editions published between 1612 and 2011 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Christopher Marlowe by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

2 editions published between 1910 and 1969 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. This Collection Includes:Edward the SecondHero and Leander And Other PoemsThe Jew of Malta Massacre at ParisTamburlaine the G
The gentleman usher by George Chapman( Book )

25 editions published between 1606 and 2011 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set in an otherwise-unnamed duchy in Italy, ruled by Duke Alphonso. As the story opens, the Duke and his son and heir Prince Vincentio are both in love with the beautiful Margaret, the daughter of Earl Lasso. Alphonso's plan to marry the girl (though he is much too old for her) is supported by his court favorite Medice, a figure roundly disliked by the other characters. Medice is considered a poseur and vulgarian; though he masquerades as a great lord, he admits that he is illiterate. Vincentio's plan to marry Margaret himself is seconded by his close friend Lord Strozza, and Strozza's wife Cynanche. The two have a foolish nephew called Pogio who is the play's main clown
The comedies by George Chapman( Book )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All fools by George Chapman( Book )

15 editions published between 1780 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by George Chapman( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of George Chapman : the comedies, a critical edition by George Chapman( Book )

31 editions published between 1914 and 1987 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedies: The Blind Beggar of Alexandria, All Fools, etc
Hero and Leander: begunne by Christopher Marloe, and finished by George Chapman by Christopher Marlowe( )

71 editions published between 1598 and 1968 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of George Chapman by George Chapman( Book )

15 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revenge of Bussy d'Ambois by George Chapman( Book )

39 editions published between 1613 and 2013 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hero and Leander, 1598 by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

30 editions published between 1598 and 1993 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlowe's poem relates the Greek legend of Hero and Leander, youths living in cities on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Hero is a priestess or devotee of Venus in Sestos. At a festival in honor of her deity, Venus and Adonis, she is seen by Leander, a youth from Abydos on the opposite side of the Hellespont. Leander falls in love with her, and she reciprocates. Both young people are described as having more than human beauty. Leander is described as so attractive that even men find him beautiful. The homoerotic undertones of Leander's beauty are a foreshadowing of a future event in the poem. The edition read here includes the continuation by George Chapman
Bussy d'Ambois : a tragedie as it hath been often acted with great applause by George Chapman( Book )

39 editions published between 1641 and 1995 in English and French and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastward hoe by George Chapman( Book )

55 editions published between 1605 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamburlaine the Great - I and II, Dr Faustus (A Text and B Text) The Jew of Malta, Edward II, The Massacre at Paris, Dido Queen of Carthage. With Introductions by Emma Smith. If Shakespeare had died at the age Marlowe died, there would have been no question that Marlowe was the leading figure in English Renaissance drama. This edition of all his plays shows why. The plays give us a clear picture of Marlowe as a radical theatrical poet of great linguistic and dramatic daring, whose characters constantly strive to break out of the social, religious and rhetorical bonds within which they are confined. Accused during his lifetime of blasphemy and homosexuality, Marlowe still has the power to challenge our assumptions about conventional morality, through his innovative theatricality. By placing less-known plays such as The Massacre at Paris and Dido Queen of Carthage alongside the acknowledged masterpieces Edward II and Dr Faustus, this edition gives a full picture of Marlowe's distinctive and provocative talent
The conspiracy and tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron by George Chapman( Book )

10 editions published between 1929 and 1988 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge for honour : a tragedie by George Chapman( Book )

21 editions published between 1654 and 1967 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascription to Chapman is not generally accepted. Has been identified with "The paraside, or, Revenge for honour", a play registered 1653 as the work of Henry Glapthorne. Cf. Parrott, T.M., ed. Plays and poems of George Chapman, the tragedies, p. 713-720; Thomas, D.L. Modern philology, Apr. 1908, p. 617-636; Cambridge hist. of Engl. lit., v. 6. Reproduction of original in British Library. (marc) 12260930. (stc) Wing C1948. (vid) 57887. (DLPS) A31672.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Glapthorne, Henry
The tragedy of Alphonsus, Emperour of Germany : as it hath been [v]ery often a[cte]d (with great appl[ause] at the privat house in Black-Friers by His Maiesties servants by George Chapman( Book )

27 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and German and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chapman's Homer: the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the lesser Homerica
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