Provocative Virility

Provocative Virility : Essex Provokes Elizabeth

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Toward the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign, a rebellion in Ireland rose, led by the Earl of Tyrone. After hearing that an English army was badly defeated in Ulster, the Queen, although in some discord with the Earl of Essex, appoints him as Lord Lieutenant and Governor of Ireland. What then befell is fully presented in Provocative Virility. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances. Comments on F L Light's translation of the Iliad: "It is always gratifying, it elevates the human spirit to see one our fellows...set his aim unbelievably high and incredibly hit the mark!" David Madgalene, bilingual author of "I Hear A Journeyman Singing" and many other books of verse. "Light has blended very well the traditions of Shakespeare, Homer, and the English language sonnet, without erring on the side of pretense. The language is high, direct, and modern. I'm thrilled with these." Zachary Bos, editor of Sixty Six: a journal of sonnet studies. "With a classical, controlled touch, F L Light pursues perfection in metrical form, whilst freely and deftly using resources from earlier phases of the language - something which many modern poets are afraid to do. This work succeeds in sharing with us some of the epic power of The Iliad, which is all too easily lost in translation." Joseph Biddulph, publisher and author of divers books on languages. "Certainly the oddest if most distinctive book of verse I've seen since Hector was a pup. The depth of your hatred for Keynesian economics, that could sustain you through 1564 tightly wrought couplets, is dumbfounding." - X. J. Kennedy on Shakespeare Versus Keynes. "I can certainly endorse the quotation on the back cover: 'he depth of your hatred for Keynesian dumbfounding.'" - Robert Skidelsky, renowned biographer of Keynes. "For those looking for an alternative view of Shakespeare, for a view framed in a context which the Bard would most likely have enjoyed, Light presents a wonderful presentation." Terrence McGarty, CEO of Telmarc Group, on Shakespeare Undiminished.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 145.15g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514200392
  • 9781514200391