Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.


The genius of the early English theater (1962)

by Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman (Editor), William Burto (Editor)

Other authors: Ben Jonson (Contributor), Christopher Marlowe (Contributor), John Milton (Contributor), William Shakespeare (Contributor), Sir Philip Sidney (Contributor)

Series: Mentor Genius of the Theater Series

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
1551152,226 (3.17)None

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
  laplantelibrary | Apr 17, 2022 |
Genius might be a bit...strong...for a number of these plays. They are standard issue morality plays from the early English theatre, and many of them are rather tedious. There are some truly great works in here, such as MacBeth and Marlowe's Faust. Jonson's Volpone completes the trifecta of worthy plays. I'm afraid Milton's Samson Agonistes left me cold. It probably reads better as poetry than as a play, but even then, it was too repetitive, and way too much logorrhea. ( )
  Devil_llama | Jan 28, 2019 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (3 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Sylvan Barnetprimary authorall editionscalculated
Berman, MortonEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Burto, WilliamEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jonson, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marlowe, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milton, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shakespeare, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sidney, Sir PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links


Average: (3.17)
2 1
3.5 1
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,115,908 books! | Top bar: Always visible