Shakespere's Predecessors In The English Drama; By John Addington Symonds

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byJohn Addington Symonds

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. MARLOWE. I. The Life of Marlowe--Catalogue of his Works.--II. The Father of English Dramatic Poetry--He Fixes the Romantic Type--Adopts the Popular Dramatic Form, the Blank Verse Metre of the Scholars--He Transfigures both Form and Metre--His Consciousness of his Vocation.--III. The History of Blank Verse in England--Italian Precedent--Marlowe's Predecessors--Modern and Classical Metrical Systems--Quantity and Accent--The Licentiate Iambic--Gascoigne's Critique--Marlowe's Innovations in Blank Verse--Pause--Emphasis--Rhetoric a Key to good Blank Verse--The Variety of Marlowe's Metre.--IV. His Transfiguration of Tragedy--The Immediate Effect of his Improvements--He marks an Epoch in the Drama.--V. Colossal Scale of Marlowe's Works--Dramatisation of Ideals--Defect of Humour--No Female Characters.--VI. Marlowe's Leading Motive--The Impossible Amour--The Love of the Impossible portrayed in the Guise--In Tamburlaine--In Faustus--In Mortimer--Impossible Beauty--What would Marlowe have made of 'Tannhaiiser'?--Barabas--The Apotheosis of Avarice.--VII. The Poet and Dramatist inseparable in Marlowe--Character of Tamburlaine.--VIII. The German Faustiad--Its N6rthern Character--Psychological Analysis in 'Doctor Faustus'--The Teutonic Sceptic---Forbidden Knowledge and Power--Grim Justice--Faustus and Mephistophilis--The Last Hour of Faustus--Autobiographical Elements in 'Doctor Faustus.'--IX. 'The Jew of Malta'--Shylock--Spanish Source of the Story--An Episode of Spanish Humour--Acting Qualities of Marlowe's Plays.--X. 'Edward II.'--Shakspere and Marlowe in the Chronicle-Play--Variety of Characters--Dialogue--The Opening of this Play--Gaveston--Edward's Last Hours.--XI. 'The Massacre at Paris'--Its Unfinished or Mangled Text--Tragedy of 'Dido'--Hyperbolical O...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. MARLOWE. I. The Life of Marlowe--Catalogue of his Works.--II. The Father of English Dramatic Poetry--He Fixes the Ro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021799122X

ISBN - 13:9780217991223

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