Endeavors of art: a study of form in Elizabethan drama.

Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1954.

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Subjects Drama.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain.
Literary form -- History -- 16th century.
Literary form.
Théâtre (Genre littéraire) anglais -- 1500-1600 (Moderne et élisabéthain) -- Histoire et critique.
Description xv, 482 pages illustrations 25 cm
Copyright Date 1954.
Notes Bound in red cloth over boards; spines printed in gold; SPEC copy has cream dust-jacket printed in brown and inscription from author to James G. McManaway on front free endpaper.
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 393-454).
Also issued online.
Contents The materials and the problem -- Eloquence and "copy." The ideal of eloquence ; Education in rhetoric : its emphasis and its effects ; "Copy" of words and things -- Verisimilitude. Art vs. nature ; Art as imitation -- Moral aim. The moral aim in theory ; The moral aim on the English stage -- Dramatic forms. Shaping influences ; Conventional theories of tragedy and comedy -- History and tragedy. The chronicle play ; De Casibus tragedy ; Italianate tragedy of intrigue ; Domestic tragedy -- Comedy. Jonsonian and Shakespearean comedy ; Eloquence, or the rhetorical element ; The intrigue plot ; The social element : the movement towards realism ; The romantic element ; The mingling of tones in English comedy -- Tragi-comedy. Romantic story ; The term "tragi-comedy" and its connotations ; Guarini and formal theory ; Tragi-comic mixtures of various sorts -- Character. Verisimilitude, consistency, propriety ; Ethos and pathos ; The influence of rhetoric in exhibiting character ; Ways of exhibiting motive ; Some dramatic problems -- The fable : the unities. The fable in classical and Elizabethan drama ; Unity of action : the critical view ; Place, time, and action : stage practice ; Elizabethan solutions to the unity of action -- The fable : complication and unraveling. Experiments in plotting ; The complication ; The technique of the debate ; The unraveling -- Endeavors of art. Eloquence, imitation, and moral purpose ; Form and meaning ; Multiple unity and narrative technique -- Appendix. The Proemii of Giorgio Vasari, 1550 ; "Tragedy" and "comedy" in Tudor and early Stuart dictionaries ; The sources of Measure for measure.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)349985
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Doran, Madeleine, 1905-1996.
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