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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

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  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 |
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Berman, MortonEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Burto, WilliamEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jonson, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marlowe, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milton, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shakespeare, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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