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    Otway, Thomas. Titus and Berenice. A Tragedy. With a Farce called the Cheats of Scapin. London: for M. Tonson, 1701. 4to. A-D4. [8],23,[1]p. Lacks second part the Cheats of Scapin. Disbound, trimmed into headline, foxing, occ. stains. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $150.00



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    Otway, Thomas (1652-1685), playwright and poet. Titus and Berenice is a pared down version of Racine's Berenice and Cheats is based on Moliere's Les Fourberies de Scapin....y. John Crowne was working on a ten-act version of Berenice, and Edward Ravenscroft was writing a commedia dell'arte form of Les Fourberies, works which were performed in 1677... Titus and Berenice dramatizes the parting of true lovers. Titus had just become emperor of Rome and by law and custom is debarred from marrying a foreign monarch-Berenice, queen of Palestine. Titus must decide between his conflicting desires for rule and glory and love and happiness... Unlike Racine's more resolved hero, Titus's eventual decision to repudiate Berenice is not treated as the triumph of duty over desire but rather as a sacrifice that distorts Titus's character. Alone and unhappy, he decides to "make the world as wretched as I am" (III. 479). .. Titus and Berenice was Otway's last verse tragedy... "



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