Exiles (play) | Critical Review by Ezra Pound

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Exiles (play).
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Critical Review by Ezra Pound

SOURCE: Pound, Ezra. “Mr. James Joyce and the Modern Stage.” Drama 6, no. 2 (February 1916): 122–32.

In following review, Pound declares Exiles to be unstageable in the atmosphere of the contemporary theater.

Two months ago I set out to write an essay about a seventeenth century dramatist. As I had nearly finished translating one of his plays into English, my interest in him must have been more than that of a transient moment. His own life was full of adventure. The play had a number of virtues that one could quite nicely mark out on a diagram. It was altogether a most estimable “subject”; yet, when I began to ask myself whether my phrases really corresponded to fact, whether it was worth while causing a few readers to spend their time on the matter...

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