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Gorboduc was the first play to use the medium of blank verse--and it did so well enough to set a trend, and to be grudgingly praised by Sir Philip Sidney.
Gorboduc was written for performance before Queen Elizabeth, and it is evident that the writers (two young noblemen, Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville) were concerned to instruct the Queen tactfully in the essential business of ensuring that she left an undisputed heir to the throne.
Gorboduc is known to have been performed in the Great Hall at the Inns of Court (where lawyers were trained), and before Queen Elizabeth (click to see staging at Court); it may also have been performed at the home of one of the authors, Knole House.
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 Faust and Gorboduc
Besides, Gorboduc, written by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville and first performed in 1561, adhered to an old form of tragedy: the Senecan tragedy but it also modifies that tradition to express concepts of Tudor political theory.
Its introduction in England was due to the Earl of Surrey and it was firstly used in drama by Thomas Sackville and Thomas Norton in the Gorboduc.
Gorboduc of Ferrex and Porrex -- Sackville, Thomas and Norton, Thomas -- Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1970 --
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 GORBODUC. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In his lifetime he divided his kingdom between his sons Ferrex and Porrex, thereby creating great civil strife in which the two sons were killed.
Gorboduc, or Ferrex and Porrex, the first English blank verse tragedy, was performed by the players of the Inner Temple in 1561.
The first edition of the play, published in 1565, attributes the first three acts to Thomas Norton (1532–84) and the last two to Thomas Sackville.
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 The Political Gorboduc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gorboduc was first performed before the lawyers of the Inner Temple as a part of the Christmas and New Year festivities of 1561-62, in which Queen Elizabeth I's favourite, Lord Robert Dudley, presided as Lord Governor of the Christmas revels (Ribner 37).
According to Clare Rider, although Gorboduc has also been interpreted as propaganda in favour of the succession claims of the English Lady Catherine Grey over the foreign born and French educated Mary Queen of Scots, it seems certain that its primary purpose was to support the marriage suit of Lord Robert Dudley.
Clare Rider’s essay “Gorboduc or The Tragedy of Ferrex and Porrox” is to be published in The Inner Temple Yearbook 2002/2003 (www.innertemple).
yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr /~berkan/ananalysisofgorboduc.htm   (3690 words)

 §8. "Gorboduc" and its political significance: its advance on Senecan Tragedy and early Tragicomedy. IV. Early ...
Gorboduc and its political significance: its advance on Senecan Tragedy and early Tragicomedy.
Its imitation of Seneca’s form and style is obvious; yet it shows independence, not only in the choice of a native theme, but in the spirit in which it is treated.
As befell upon Duke Gorboduc dividing his land to his two sonnes which he before held in Monarchie.
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 §9. Introduction of "intermedii". IV. Early English Tragedy. Vol. 5. The Drama to 1642, Part One. The Cambridge ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The spectators often paid more attention to these intermedii than to the drama, to the disgust of dramatists, who were loud in their complaints; 11 and a contemporary critic remarks that they were of special interest to foreign visitors, who did not understand Italian.
Gorboduc seems to have found no imitators immediately: it was not published till 1565, and then surreptitiously.
When, however, the members of Gray’s inn presented a comedy and a tragedy in 1566, they obviously took as their model for the latter the drama which had been acted with much applause by the gentlemen of the Inner Temple, and which had just been published.
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 Gorboduc - LoveToKnow 1911
This legend was the subject of the earliest regular English tragedy which in 1561 was played before Queen Elizabeth in the Inner Temple hall.
It was written by Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst and Thomas Norton in collaboration.
Under the title of Gorboduc it was published first very corruptly in 1565, and in better form as The Tragedy of Ferrex and Porrex in 1570.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Gorboduc   (124 words)

 Notes on Gorboduc
Gorboduc seems to be reminding its audience that the civil wars of the fifteenth century (The Wars of the Roses) produced horrible chaos [which they perhaps did not] and reassuring the Queen (also in the audience) that those lessons have not been forgotten.
Gorboduc is an instrument of control (a piece of state propaganda designed to influence political thought).
Gorboduc asserts that the natural order (God's order) is the order of the current socio-political order and that any attempt to change that order is a violation of God's will, which God will punish.
artemis.austincollege.edu /acad/english/bbarrie/shakespeare/gorboduc.html   (2508 words)

 Gorboduc notes
Gorboduc is in part an allegorical character in that he is most important for his political function; he is a symbol of the realm at least as much as he is a human being.
The extreme of the puritan position (also shared by some Catholic theorists of the time) is that since kings are required by God to rule for the benefit of the people, when they fail to do so they need no longer be obeyed and may even be removed from office by force.
In Gorboduc, characters are often subject to wayward wills or to personalities at war with themselves, and hence choose steps leading to their destruction.
flash.lakeheadu.ca /~jrichard/gorboduc.html   (1065 words)

 BookRags: Thomas Sackville Biography
His collaborator in the writing of Gorboduc presents a contrast to this gentle and gracious man. The eldest son of Thomas Norton and his first wife, Elizabeth Merry, the younger Thomas Norton was born into a family closely associated with the Grocers' Company in London, at whose expense he was sent to Cambridge.
But when they wrote Gorboduc, they were still young and maturing men who could agree--in general if not in detail--on what was for them and the realm a matter of great concern--the succession to the crown.
In their play, Gorboduc, growing old, divides his kingdom, with the best of intentions and after much advice, between his two sons, Ferrex and Porrex.
www.bookrags.com /biography/thomas-sackville-dlb   (1783 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gorboduc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Gorboduc GORBODUC [Gorboduc], legendary early British king mentioned by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Gorboduc, or Ferrex and Porrex, the first English blank verse
Gorboduc as a Tragic Discovery of "Feudalism".(Critical Essay)
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 Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography - New Evidence of an Authorship Problem by Diana Price
Sir Thomas Sackville, a cousin of the Queen and later a baron and earl, co-authored Gorboduc, the first noteworthy Elizabethan tragedy.
Sackville (1536-1608) was son of Sir Richard Sackville, became Lord Buckhurst in 1567, and the earl of Dorset in 1604.
Gorboduc was acted in 1562 at the Inner Temple, published in 1565, and reprinted in 1570 and 1590.
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 sociology - Gorboduc
Gorboduc (Welsh: Gwrvyw) was a legendary king of the Britons as accounted by Geoffrey of Monmouth.
At an old age, he became senile and his sons, Ferrex and Porrex, feuded over who would take over the kingdom.
See also: Gorboduc for the play from 1561.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Gorboduc   (73 words)

 Senecan tragedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elizabethan dramatists found Seneca's themes of bloodthirsty revenge more congenial to English taste than they did his form.
The first English tragedy, Gorboduc (1561), by Thomas Sackville and Thomas Norton, is a chain of slaughter and revenge written in direct imitation of Seneca.
Senecan tragedy is also evident in Shakespeare's Hamlet; the revenge theme, the corpse-strewn climax, and such points of stage machinery as the ghost can all be traced back to the Senecan model
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senecan_tragedy   (381 words)

 Sackville, Thomas, 1st earl of Dorset - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
After the accession of James I, he was appointed lord treasurer for life and created earl of Dorset (1604).
Sackville is important in English literature as the author, with Thomas Norton and others, of Gorboduc (first acted 1561), a drama in blank verse, generally considered the earliest English tragedy.
His most important poems are the "Induction" and the "Complaint of the Duke of Buckingham," which were included in the second edition (1563) of The Mirror for Magistrates, a collection of verse tragedies in the form of dramatic monologues.
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 BookRags: Halleck's New English Literature Summary
Gorboduc and the Dramatic Unities.—­The tragedy of Gorboduc, the first regular English tragedy written in blank verse, was acted in 1561, three years before the birth of Shakespeare.
In spite of their heavy narrative form, these poems are in places even more dramatic than the dull tragedy of Gorboduc, which was fashioned after the classical rules of Seneca and the Greeks.
There is considerable bloodshed in the play; but the spectators are informed of the carnage by a messenger, as they are not permitted to witness a bloody contest on the stage.
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 SHAKSPER 2004: Gorboduc
Alan [3]------------------------------------------------------------- From: William Proctor Williams Date: Wednesday, 07 Jan 2004 12:39:44 -0500 Subject: 15.0040 Gorboduc Comment: Re: SHK 15.0040 Gorboduc It's in the English Verse Drama database published by Chadwyck-Healey.
William Proctor Williams [4]------------------------------------------------------------- From: Fran Teague Date: Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 15:23:51 -0500 Subject: 15.0040 Gorboduc Comment: Re: SHK 15.0040 Gorboduc You can find Gorboduc here: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/ren.htm One problem in using a search engine is misspellings.
Jim Carroll [6]------------------------------------------------------------- From: Matthew Steggle Date: Thursday, 8 Jan 2004 09:52:24 -0000 Subject: Gorboduc There is a very good online edition of Gorboduc, prepared by a team at the University of Winnipeg and hosted by Richard Bear's wonderful Renascence Editions project - http://www.uoregon.edu/~rbear/gorboduc.html All the best, Matt.
www.shaksper.net /archives/2004/0045.html   (184 words)

 bellairsia : index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Abbot of Trocadero added a number of improvements to the cathedral, including cinquefoild ogees, cross-purposed groining, crockets, finials, and imitation cane rood screen that mark this style as very early Diagonal.
Gorboduc was a mythical King of England and the subject of an early Elizabethan play by Norton and Sackville entitled The Tragedy of Gorboduc; Or Ferrex and Porrex.
Bowen adds that It was the first blank-verse tragedy in English and "one of those things that all English majors (or at least graduate English majors) learn about.
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 Allusions to Edmund Campion in Twelfth Night   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Niece of King Gorboduc: Gorboduc was a mythical King of England and the subject of an early Elizabethan play by Norton and Sackville [9].
(This is deduced from the historical record of the Gorboduc performances, in which the Inner Temple performance was followed by a second performance at court.) I think instead that the allusions were intended for posterity, and were written into the text in the hope that the play would some day appear in print.
There is the coincidence with the title of the latter play, for Gorboduc originally was intended for a single performance on Twelfth Night; that is, January 6, 1562 [16].
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 Book Review for Gifts of the Gorboduc Vandal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The space forces of the planet Landsdrum attack and destroy a passing ship of the Gorboduc people.
The Gorboduc are feared barbarians and raiders, of whom little is known.
Although Umber the Gorboduc is sometimes a little too capable and good to be believable, the story still is well done.
www.hereandok.com /Books/BookReview.jsp?Id=578   (175 words)

 Staging in noble households
Knole House was the home of Thomas Sackville, one of the authors of the early English tragedy Gorboduc.
Gorboduc was performed before Queen Elizabeth on January 18, 1562, two years before Shakespeare was born.
Thus the play is likely to have been acted in this hall.
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLT/stage/greathall.html   (168 words)

 Literary Criticism (1400-1800) | Sackville, Thomas | Wolfgang Clemen (essay date 1955)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The history of rhetorical tragedy in England opens with Gorboduc.
In this play the genre Drama has assumed a very strange garb; it is so stiff in movement and so full of elaborate set speeches that it is difficult for us nowadays to appreciate it as drama at all.
It must have been accepted as a model not only by the literary theorists, but even by the playwrights.
www.enotes.com /literary-criticism/sackville-thomas/wolfgang-clemen-essay-date-1955?print=1   (144 words)

 Norton and Dorset (1970) Ferrex and Porrex: Or, Gorboduc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Norton and Dorset (1970) Ferrex and Porrex: Or, Gorboduc
Issued in 1908 in series: The Tudor facsimile texts.
Known usually as "Gorboduc," the first ed., an unauthorized one, having appeared under the title: The tragedie of Gorboduc.
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 Literary Criticism (1400-1800) | Sackville, Thomas | Howard Baker (essay date 1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
“Gorboduc: Some Fundamental Problems in the Early Dramatic Tradition.” In Induction to Tragedy: A Study in a Development of Form in Gorbudoc, The Spanish Tragedy, and Titus Andronicus, pp.
[In the following excerpt, Baker argues that the ongoing critical debate about the themes and philosophy of Gorboduc can best be resolved by considering the lives and literary concerns of the play's two authors, Sackville and Thomas Norton.
Gorboduc has been more than usually subject to the vicissitudes of opinion.
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 The Gifts of the Gorboduc Vandal (Gorboduc, book 1) by Paul O Williams
Most of Landsdrum's people had never seen one of the feared Gorboduc Vandals until a lone Gorboduc freighter appeared in their star system and was destroyed.
Umber, a Gorboduc scientist, chose slavery instead of death, and the people attributed that to cowardice.
Landsdrum was faced with a perilous choice of trust--Umber was either his people's spy or the planet's one hope for survival.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /w/paul-o-williams/gifts-of-gorboduc-vandal.htm   (186 words)

Gorboduc, king of Britain, divided his Realm in his lifetime to his Sons, Ferrex and Porrex.
After they had this done, they departed the Stage, and the Music ceased Hereby was signified, that a state knit in unity doth continue strong against all force.
As befell upon Duke Gorboduc dividing his Land to his two sons which he before held in Monarchy.
www.uoregon.edu /~rbear/gorboduc.html   (4069 words)

 bellairsia : index
The tale of "the Cathedral of St. Gorboduc" details the 1,339 years it took for a cathedral of architectural awkwardness to be built and how various cultures chose to leave their mark on the building.
Part of the first volume in "Shrines That Live" series, Charles Bowen notes the completion date was possibly quite recent because "Americans naturally expected articles about European cathedrals to emphasize their antiquity as well as their classic beauty -- an ideal that John clearly wished to violate as fully as possible in this piece."
They were popular in learned works going back several centuries with the purpose to aid skimming, but some of them add no more to the text."
www.bellairsia.com /s/s_saint_fidgeta_and_other_parodies_03.html   (144 words)

 Gorboduc; or, Ferrex and Porrex (Regents Renaissance drama series) - Price Comparison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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