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"The Testimony of Several Poets of that Age" : filiation(s) et affiliation(s), ou le cas de Richard Brome (1590 ?-1652)

Abstract : This article is a study of the « testimony » concerning the filiation and affiliation of Richard Brome (1590 ?-1652) and his œuvre. By drawing on Bromean criticism, it looks back on the original bond between Brome and Ben Jonson, one of « father » and « son », and also on that of Thomas Randolph, one of Brome’s « brothers ». Although unquestionable, Jonson’s sway over early modern dramatists was not unique, as Brome and his contemporaries were immersed in a « culture of borrowing ». The last part of the article focuses on family rivalry and then deals with the recognition that Brome received from both Jonson and « several poets of that age ». The quotations, which originate mainly from paratexts, including prefaces and commendatory verses, among others, are an eloquent testimony to the way in which Brome’s predecessors, contemporaries and successors resorted to metaphorical language, thus creating an authentic rhetoric of filiation.
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Athéna Efstathiou-Lavabre. "The Testimony of Several Poets of that Age" : filiation(s) et affiliation(s), ou le cas de Richard Brome (1590 ?-1652). Les Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir = The Journal of Shakespearean Afterlives, Université de Poitiers, UFR Lettres et langues, 2012, Filiations et affiliations (6). ⟨hal-01725963⟩

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