English literature Summary

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In the following chapter from her frequently cited critical study of Jacobean drama, originally published in 1936, Ellis-Fermor emphasizes the "sense of defeat" that characterized drama ... Read more
In the following introduction, Kirsch distinguishes Jacobean drama from that of the Elizabethan period, focusing on the rise of Fletcherian tragicomedy, satiric drama, and the private theater. There a... Read more
In the following essay, Mullany discusses what he perceives as the increasing artificiality, sensationalism, and dissociation from reality that characterized drama of the Jacobean period. Religion is ... Read more
In the following excerpt, Ornstein focuses on the problem of critical interpretation associated with the "hectic portraits of vice and depravity " that characterize Jacobean tragedies. H... Read more
In the following essay, Parry describes the political purpose and theatrical techniques of Jacobean masques, focusing on the works of Samuel Daniel and Ben Jonson. Irving Ribner describes the differen... Read more
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In the history of English literature the period dating from 1660 to 1700 is called the Age of Dryden. Also called the Restoration Period, this was an era of change in political and social as well as i... Read more