The sources of John Dryden"s comedies.
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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English


  • Dryden, John, 1631-1700 -- Sources.,
  • Dryden, John, 1631-1700 -- Comedies.,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- Sources.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPR3426 .A6 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 298 p.
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5422139M
ISBN 10084142912X
LC Control Number73015810

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Allen, Ned Bliss, Sources of John Dryden's comedies. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, Genre/Form: Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Allen, Ned Bliss, Sources of John Dryden's comedies. New York, Gordian Press, The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI: Plays: King Arthur, Cleomenes, Love Triumphant, and The Secular Masque and Other Contributions to The Pilgrim.2/5(1). John Dryden, –, English poet, dramatist, and critic, b. Northamptonshire, grad. Cambridge, He went to London about and first came to public notice with his Heroic Stanzas (), commemorating the death of Oliver Cromwell. The following year, however, he celebrated the restoration of Charles II with Astraea Redux. In he was elected to the .

Oliver, Lord Protector, &c. by Dryden, Waller, and Sprat. and Chaucer, as well as original poems by Dryden himself.) Complete Facsimile of the Ed. Complete Facsimile of . John Dryden, (), English poet, literary critic, dramatist and leader in Restoration comedy wrote the comedic play Marriage A-la-Mode (), and the tragedy All for Love (). John Dryden was born in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England, the eldest of fourteen children of Erasmus Dryden (c–) and Mary Pickering (d. ). Introducing John Dryden the Dramatic. Margaret Anne Doody. Teaching Marriage à-la-Mode in a Course on Restoration Comedy. Will Pritchard. Teaching Dryden’s Heroic Plays. Daniel Gustafson and Elliott Visconsi. Teaching the Passions in All for Love. Blair Hoxby. Multimedia Dryden: All for Love and a Performative Baroque Aesthetic. Dianne Dugaw. John Dryden (), the great representative figure in the literature of the latter part of the seventeenth century, exemplifies in his work most of the main tendencies of the time. He came into notice with a poem on the death of Cromwell in , and two years later was composing couplets expressing his loyalty to the returned king.

John Dryden. After John Donne and John Milton, John Dryden was the greatest English poet of the 17th century. After William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was the greatest playwright. And he has no peer as a writer of prose, especially literary criticism, and as a translator. John Dryden, English poet, dramatist, and literary critic who so dominated the literary scene of his day that it came to be known as the Age of Dryden. Besides being the greatest English poet of the later 17th century, he wrote almost 30 tragedies, comedies, and dramatic operas.   John Dryden was a prolific playwright, creating heroic plays, political plays, operas, heroic tragedies, comedies, and tragicomedies; however, he is best remembered for his poetry and criticism, as many of his plays did not stand the test of time. Marriage à la Mode. Dryden’s best comedy is generally considered to be Marriage à la Mode. During the s and s, theatrical writing was his main source of income. He led the way in Restoration comedy, his best-known work being Marriage à la Mode (), as well as heroic tragedy and regular tragedy, in which his greatest success was All for Love ().Born: 19 August , Aldwincle, .