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By Elmer Edgar Stoll

ISBN-10: 0816604401

ISBN-13: 9780816604401

ISBN-10: 0816664595

ISBN-13: 9780816664597

Poets and Playwrights was once first released in 1967. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press editions.

Poets and Playwrights is a set of 9 essays through the eminent Shakespearean pupil and critic, the overdue Elmer Edgar Stoll. during this paintings, which was once first released via the collage of Minnesota Press in 1930, Professor Stoll offers his maturest attention of the paintings of the poets and playwrights of his subtitle—Shakespeare, Jonson, Spenser, and Milton. the main broad essay, "Shakespeare and the Moderns," contains, in Mr. Stoll's phrases, "a overview of Shakespeare as I conceive him, so as the higher to match him with those that in a few admire or different are his peers."

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This is true not only of the substance but of the style. The expression now is highly colored, lavish of poetry and the beauty of phrase and figure. In the great tragedies ornament seems to be disdained, and the sweetness of the master's style is sometimes almost lost in its Titanic strength. To this more human and genial period Henry V wholly belongs. In it are mingled the serious and the comic, as in Henry IV, and the shadow of Fate nowhere appears. Shakespeare is here following the older tradition of the English "history," though much improving upon it.

It may have been to make use of this for her supreme and ultimate toilet, or it may even have been in order to be detected in the fraud and convince Caesar that she had no thought of death. Either explanation would be in keeping with her sinuous, elusive nature, but neither (without some hint to the audience) with Shakespeare's unelusive art. What fits both his art and the character is that she should have endeavored to deceive and defraud Caesar for the game's own sake, without material profit, as indeed she presently does again, with her asp.

The expression now is highly colored, lavish of poetry and the beauty of phrase and figure. In the great tragedies ornament seems to be disdained, and the sweetness of the master's style is sometimes almost lost in its Titanic strength. To this more human and genial period Henry V wholly belongs. In it are mingled the serious and the comic, as in Henry IV, and the shadow of Fate nowhere appears. Shakespeare is here following the older tradition of the English "history," though much improving upon it.

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