Elkanah Settle; His Life And Works

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byFrank Clyde Brown

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... SECTION II AN ACCOUNT OF SETTLE'S WORKS A LIST OF THE PLAYS DISCUSSION OF THE PLAYS POEMS WRITTEN ON OCCASIONS CITY PAGEANTS MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WORKS THE TRANSLATION CONTROVERSIAL PIECES DOUBTFUL WORKS WORKS WRONGLY ATTRIBUTED TO SETTLE 30 May, 1671 24 November, 1673 9 February, 1673/4 10 Feb'y, 1675/6 10 May, 1675 4 May, 1676 26 December, 1676 1680 1680 1682 February, 1691 See notej No record No record 1697 1701 No record No record Originally written by Pordage. tThe "Duke's Theatre" meant, from 1671-1683, Dorset.Garden Theatre. Advertised May 5-9, 1692. i Second edition appeared as Cassandra: or, the Virgin Prophtitss. U A droll. If Settle had lived.thejriece would have been acted at the.Theatre Royal. DISCUSSION OF THE PLAYS Settle exemplified more perhaps of the many different types1 which characterized the drama from the Restoration to the end of the first quarter _.. " of the eighteenth century than any other writer of the period. Introduct1on. ....... Hav1ng begun h1s l1terary career a few years after the rhymed heroic plays became popular, he followed the fashion in the use of the heroic couplet in the first five2 of his plays, and in almost all of his tragedies introduced elements that were the result of the influence of that peculiar type of the drama known as the heroic tragedy. In 1676 the poet abandoned the heroic couplet, using thereafter blank verse and prose in all of his dramatic productions except the droll.3 Having become the literary supporter of Shaftesbury in his political struggles, Settle produced his party tragedy of Pope Joan in 1680; after returning to the stage he wrote a satiric comedy against the "Athenian Society" in 1693, and so far yielded, in his latter years,4 to the movement against the immorality of the stage a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... SECTION II AN ACCOUNT OF SETTLE'S WORKS A LIST OF THE PLAYS DISCUSSION OF THE PLAYS POEMS WRITTEN ON OCCASIONS CITY PAGEANTS M...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711367

ISBN - 13:9780217711364

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