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Paperback The Court Comedies of John Lyly: A Study in Allegorical Dramaturgy Book

ISBN: 0691621853

ISBN13: 9780691621852

The Court Comedies of John Lyly: A Study in Allegorical Dramaturgy

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The nature of Renaissance allegory has been the subject of much investigation, notably by Spenserian scholars. The subject is now enlarged through a study of the plays of the Elizabethan Court dramatists of the 1580's and early 1590's, particularly the comedies of John Lyly. Mr. Saccio rejects the older "topical readings" of Lyly; by extensive interpretation of particular plays he describes three distinct kinds of allegorical operation apparent in...

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