Sir Orfeo Further Reading

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Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Bliss, A. J. “Sir Orfeo, Lines 1-46.” English and Germanic Studies V (1952-53): 7-14.

Offers an examination of Sir Orfeomanuscript variations, and a reconstruction of the missing first forty-six lines from the Auchinleck manuscript.

———. “Classical Threads in Orfeo.Modern Language Review LVI, No. 2 (April 1961): 161-66.

Exploration of the parallels between Sir Orfeo and classical legends.

Davies, Constance. “Notes on the Sources of Sir Orfeo.Modern Language Review XXXI (1936): 354-57.

Assessment of the impact that the legend of the Filii Mortue had on Sir Orfeo.

Donovan, Mortimer J. “Herodis in the Auchinleck Sir Orfeo.” Medium Aevum XXVII, No. 3 (1958): 162-65.

Discussion of the importance of variant spellings of the Queen's name in Sir Orfeo.

Kane, George. “The Middle English Metrical Romances.” Middle English Literature: A Critical Study of the Romances—the Religious Lyrics, “Piers Plowman,” pp. 80-84, 1951. New York: Barnes & Noble, Inc., 1970.

Appreciative comments on the author's literary abilities.

Marshall, L. E. “Greek Myths in Modern English Poetry: Orpheus and Eurydice. I.” Studi di Filologia Moderna V, No. 1-2 (1912): 203-32.

Summaries of many English variations of the Greek Orpheus tale.

Schofield, William Henry. “Romance: The Breton Lays in English.” English Literature: From the Norman Conquest to Chaucer, pp. 179-201. London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1921.

Examination of eight different Breton lays.