Category Archive: John Dryden

Nov 05

Dryden’s Defends of English Drama

Dryden’s Defends of English Drama Dryden praises highly in English Drama and tries to establish its superiority over French by offering many arguments some of which are as follows- 1. Lively imitation of nature: The French dramatists managed their plots with greater skill and they observed the loss of comedy and the decorum (rules/norms) of the …

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Sep 28

Observance and Nonobservance of three Unities in Drama

 Introduction: The unities (unity of time, unity of place and unity of action) figure prominently in debate which takes place in Dryden’s essay. Each of the four speakers has some observations to make as regards to the unities. Here Dryden’s observations are mentioned-

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