The Age of Shakespeare (1579-1631), Volume 2: Drama (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Age of Shakespeare (1579-1631), Volume 2: Drama (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Thomas Seccombe, John William Allen

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This second of a two-volume study of the literature of Shakespeare's time covers the dramatic works, leaving the verse and prose for another volume. Here, the authors consider the state of pre-Shakespearean drama in works by writers such as Kyd, Lyly, and Marlowe; then the plays of the Bard himself are discussed--including brief chapters on metrical developments, Shakespeare's use of prose within the plays, and some notes on his world view and on the First Folio. Finally, the authors evaluate the works of Shakespeare's later contemporaries and succesors: Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, Webster, and Middleton, among others.

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ISBN-13: 9781411456945
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Thomas Seccombe (1866-1923) was an English writer, educated at Felsted and Balliol College, Oxford. He wrote more than 700 entries for the Dictionary of National Biography as assistant editor. His books include Twelve Bad Men (1894), The Bookman History of English Literature (1905-6), and In Praise of Oxford (1910).

John William Allen (1865-1944) wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography. He also wrote The Place of History in Education (1910) and Germany and Europe (1914).

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