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ZODIACAL CONSTRUCTION OF "TAMBURLAINE I AND II."

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1978
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While the text of Tamburlaine I and II contains the classic pattern of act and scene divisions, the organic structure of the play is governed by the twelve signs and houses of the zodiac. The play's metaphorical patterns are consciously formulated to correspond to the zodiacal year, and consequently represent a circular pattern. The play's well-known rising and falling movement (Parts I and II) is analogous to both solar day and solar year. As hero, Tamburlaine's role is that of Sol, the central planet in the Ptolemaic system, ascending with the vernal equinox in Part I and descending with the autumnal equinox in Part II. The imagery traverses, in sequential fashion, the signs and houses, with one radical adjustment: Pisces is removed from the end of the cycle and placed at the beginning of Act I, an alteration which probably has concealed the metaphorical pattern heretofore.
Title: THE ZODIACAL CONSTRUCTION OF "TAMBURLAINE I AND II.".
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Name(s): JEFFERSON, ESTELLE FUGATE.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Collins, Robert A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1978
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 195 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: While the text of Tamburlaine I and II contains the classic pattern of act and scene divisions, the organic structure of the play is governed by the twelve signs and houses of the zodiac. The play's metaphorical patterns are consciously formulated to correspond to the zodiacal year, and consequently represent a circular pattern. The play's well-known rising and falling movement (Parts I and II) is analogous to both solar day and solar year. As hero, Tamburlaine's role is that of Sol, the central planet in the Ptolemaic system, ascending with the vernal equinox in Part I and descending with the autumnal equinox in Part II. The imagery traverses, in sequential fashion, the signs and houses, with one radical adjustment: Pisces is removed from the end of the cycle and placed at the beginning of Act I, an alteration which probably has concealed the metaphorical pattern heretofore.
Identifier: 13929 (digitool), FADT13929 (IID), fau:10753 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1978.
Subject(s): Marlowe, Christopher,--1564-1593--Tamburlaine the Great
Astrology in literature
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