Protéisme du diable dans le théâtre et la publicistique au tournant du XVIIe siècle : les exemples de Heinrich Julius von Braunschweig et de Jakob Ayrer

Abstract : At the peak of the witch-hunt, devil stories taken from collections of exempla and one-sheet prints predominate in plays and epics written in German. In the drama of Reformation the Devil appears in many forms while acting at the same time as a scary figure or a comic character, often related to such widespread popular motifs as the Deal with the Devil, the Devil's dance, Devil's the kitchen, the anal birth or the double face. Apart from the widely discussed example of the Historia von D. Johann Fausten, the thematic dependence, including verbatim quotes, on the old Devils' literature and the early journalism is most evident in the plays of Bartholomäus Krüger, Heinrich Julius and Jakob Ayrer. Whereas Ayrer's Devil shows the different faces of his literary predecessors in the time of Reformation, the scary devil of Heinrich Julius has a disciplinary purpose, according to the fanatic witch-hunt in the Dukedom of Braunschweig.
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Florent Gabaude. Protéisme du diable dans le théâtre et la publicistique au tournant du XVIIe siècle : les exemples de Heinrich Julius von Braunschweig et de Jakob Ayrer. Cahiers d'études germaniques, Université de Provence-Aix-Marseille, 2012, 1 (62), pp.119-149. ⟨hal-00829356⟩

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