Bélisaire (1643) differs significantly from the bulk of Rotrou’s theater, perhaps above all in its array of profoundly disparate features. The notion of hierarchy offers a means of organizing the dissimilar elements and understanding the play as a whole. Like so many of Rotrou’s plays, the subject is not original. Its source is Mira de Amescua’s El ejemplo mayor de la Desdicha.
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Ekstein, N. (2010). Rotrou's Bélisaire: Hierarchy and meaning. Papers on French Seventeenth Century Literature, 37(73), 439-453.
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