An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets: With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire
H. Hughs, 1772 - 288 pages
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ON DRAMATIC POETRY , O form a true judgment of the merit of any dramatic
composition , we should first consider the offices and ends of the Drama ; what
are its pretensions , and for what purposes it assumes a manner so different from
... only from the Stage , and is the effect alone of strong - working sympathy , and
passions agitated by the peculiar force and activity of the dramatic manner . ...
Drama 2 Drama is a species of poetry , as distinŰt from 30 On DRAMATIC
... animos demissa per aurem , Quam quŠ sunt oculis subjecta fidelibus , et quŠ
Ipse sibi tradit spectator . 1 The business of the Drama is to excite fymsympathy ,
and its effect on the spectator depends on such 32 On DRAMATIC POETRY .
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The admirers of this Essay may be offended at the slighting manner in which Johnson spoke of it; but let it be remembered, that he gave his honest opinion unbiassed by any prejudice, or any proud ... Read full review