Thomas Lodge, Scillaes Metamorphosis

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The attention the literary works of Thomas Lodge receive tends to consist of passing glimpses of them, as part of the critical or editorial penumbra around works by other writers who are or once were better known. The most obvious example is the way his romance,


, was transmuted into

As You Like It

. The play he wrote with Greene,

A Looking Glass for London and England

, was part of the theatre’s disjointed scramble to assimilate Marlowe’s




joins in the hectic sonneteering that the print publication of Sidney’s sequence prompted in the 1590’s. As a long-time reader of Du Bartas, in later life he translated Simon Goulart’s lengthy commentary on the French poet’s once immoderately admired hexameral work into English.

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Citation: Booth, Roy. "Scillaes Metamorphosis". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2019 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

38931 Scillaes Metamorphosis 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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