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Romances

Narrative poems

Footnotes

  1. Pericles, Prince of Tyre

    Sources:

    • Confessio Amantis, John Gower (1554) - Book VIII
    • The Patterne of Painefull Adventures, Laurence Twine (1594?)

    Analogues:

    • The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia, Sir Philip Sidney (1590)
    • The Painfull Adventures of Pericles Prince of Tyre, George Wilkins (1608)
    • The Orator, Alexander Silvayn; translated by Lazarus Piot (1596)

  2. Cymbeline

    Sources:

    • The First Volume of Chronicles, Raphael Holinshed (1587) - "The Second Booke of the Historie of England," "Mulmutius Dunwallow," "Julius Caesar in Difficulties," and "Cymbeline and Guiderius"
    • The Description and Historie of Scotland, Raphael Holinshed (Chronicles, 1587 edn.)
    • Frederyke of Jenne, Anon. (1560)
    • The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio - Day II, Nov. 9

    Probable source:

    • The Rare Triumphes of Love and Fortune, Anon. (1589)

    Analogues:

    • Eufemia: A Comedy, Lope de Rueda (1567)
    • Certains Tragicall Discources of Bandello; translated by Geoffrey Fenton (1567)
    • Jerusalem Delivered, Torquato Tasso; translated by Edward Fairfax (1600) - Book VII, Book VIII, Book XIX
  3. The Winter's Tale

    Sources:

    • Pandosto. The Triumphe of Time, Robert Greene (1588)
    • The Second Part of Conny-catching, and The Third Part of Conny-catching, R[obert] G[reene] (1592)
    • Metamorphoses, Ovid; translated by Arthur Golding (1567) - Book X

    Probable source:

    • The Fisherman's Tale and Flora's Fortune, Francis Sabie (1595)

    Possible sources:

    • Mucedorus, Anon. (1610 edn)
    • Humour Out of Breath, John Day (1608)
    • The Ninth Book of Amadis de Gaule, F. de Silva; translated by C. Colet (1577)

    Analogues:

    • The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia, Sir Philip Sidney (1590)
    • Parismenos, Emmanuel Forde, (1609 edn.)
    • The History of the Tryall of Chevalry, Anon. (1605)
  4. The Tempest

    Probable source:s

    • A true Declaration of the estate of the Colonie in Virginia,...(1610)
    • A True and sincere declaration of the purpose and ends of the Plantation begun in Virginia (1610)

    Possible sources:

    • Hymenaei, A Masque, Ben Jonson (1606)
    • Colloquia: The Shipwreck, a Dialogue, Desiderius Erasmus; translated by W. B[urton] (1606)

    Analogues:

    • The first part of the Mirrour of Knighthood; translated by M. T[yler] (1578)
    • The third part of the First Book of the Mirrour of Knighthood; translated by R. Parry (1586?)
    • The Fair Sidea, Jacob Ayrer (1618)
    • A Most Pleasant Comedie of Mucedorus, Anon. (1598)
    • John a Kent and John a Cumber, Anthony Munday (1594)
    • The Three Satyrs, A Pastoral Tale, Anon. (early seventeenth century)
  5. The Two Noble Kinsmen

  6. Venus and Adonis

    Source:

    • Metamorphoses, Ovid, translated by Arthur Golding (1575). Lines 585-651; 826-863 - Lib X (Venus and Adonis), Lib. IV (Salmacis and Hermaphroditus) and Lib. III (Narcissus)
  7. The Rape of Lucrece

    Sources:

    • Fasti II, Ovid
    • The Pallace of Pleasure, William Painter (1566) - The Second Novell

    Probable source:

    • The Legende of Good Women, Geoffrey Chaucer