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The English Chronicle Play by Feliz Schelling

The English Chronicle Play by Feliz Schelling

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1902 literary study of Renaissance English chronicle plays
1902 literary study of Renaissance English chronicle plays

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THE
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PREFACE
IN
the following pages an attempt has been made
to
tell the history
of
one
of
the many and various strandswhich, twisted and interwoven, form the brilliant andheterogeneous Elizabethan Drama. There
is
alwaysa danger in
thus
seeking
to
separa~e
what
in
reality ispart
of
an integral whole; for not only was
the
English Chronicle Play deeply influenced by
the
wealth .
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literature in other forms which dealt with the gene-ral subject
of
English history, but it influenced and wasin turn affected
by
many other varieties
of
drama
that
flourished simultaneously with it. None the less theChronicle Play can be treated independently withgreater justice
than
any other form
of
the drama ; forwhatever the superficial influences upon it, it retainedfrom first to last a character essentially national andEnglish. .'
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The
most potent influences on the
English
dramawhen Marlowe, Shakespeare
and·
l'letcher held the
stage
were
the
spirit
of
culture which centered
in
thecourt and emanated from Italy, and
the
spirit of learning,
the
seats
of
which were appropriately
the
UniYersities and the Inns
of
Court.
The
spirit of Italianculture was earliest typified
in
the drama by the courtplays
of Lyly
the Euphuist, and later combined with
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