Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

9 Seeing and Recognizing in the Sacred and New: The Latin Scriptural Plays of Nicholas Grimald

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Nicholas Grimald (1519–62) was the author of six Latin plays, including a nativity play and plays about St Stephen and Athanasius. Two of his plays have survived: the scriptural dramas Christus Redivivus (1543) and Archipropheta (1548). Grimald participated in the ‘Christian Terence’ movement which sought to adapt classical models to Christian purposes. In his Latin scriptural drama, Nicholas Grimald yokes the classical with the scriptural, Plautus with Seneca, and the devil with the pagan underworld. His stories are scriptural but he translates scripture from the Latin of the Vulgate into the Latin of Virgil. This essay examines Grimald’s use of classical Latin resources in his scriptural plays. It focuses on the themes of seeing and testimony in his two surviving plays, plays that everywhere question whether the human senses and reason can guide their characters to a happy outcome.


10.1163/9789004313958_011
/content/books/b9789004313958_011
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Staging Scripture — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation