The Nobler Pleasure: Dryden's Comedy in Theory and Practice

The Nobler Pleasure: Dryden's Comedy in Theory and Practice

by Frank Harper Moore


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The author traces Dryden's theory of comedy through two main stages of development, 1663-75 and 1675-1700. In the first stage, Dryden conceives of ideal comedy as a heightened mixture of Jonsonian humor and Fletcherian love and wit. In the second stage, naturalness and satire become the key principles, and Shakespeare becomes his primary model.

Originally published in 1963.

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ISBN-13: 9780807808689
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/01/1963
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)

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