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Title: Early Elizabethan dramatic style, with particular regard to the works of George Peele
Author: Chang, Hsin-Chang
ISNI:       0000 0001 3527 5803
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1949
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In the foregoing chapters I have made a survey of 'the style of Peele in some of its aspects. . Chapter II examines he different rhetorical devices fount' in the speeches and in the verse in his plays. Chapter III is a study of his favourite themes and situations and of the principles according to which he constructs his plays. Chapter IV lists some of his borrowings and possible "borrowings and Slows hi as it w ]:e, at work in paraphrasing passages from the Bible. the results arrived at along these lines have been set forth in the different chapters. I shall not repeat them here. I have tried to bring out what is distinctive of him in each of these aspects, but the results are meagre, a s they Must often be meagre for the work of a minor writer. But that Peele is original in many points I have tried to bring out and these results can prove. The results also show certain fine or even minute distinctions between the work of and the work of Marlowe or Greene, but do not justify the claim of an individualized style for Peele. For the ultimate purpose of such a study even these minute distinctions found between Marlowe of Greene and Peele should be useful. The ultimate purpose of discovering and defining the characteristics of Peele's style is to furnish a test for the identification of plays attributed wholly or in part to Peele, to see how closely they correspond to the characteristics in Peele's known work But in this study my concern has only been to supply some carefully assembled data which may be used as objective evidence for such identification. I have noted here and there the occurrence in anonymous plays of characteristics found in Peele, sometimes for the sake of comparison and illustration, sometimes to show their similarity to Peele's work. I have not tried to identify the anonymous plays.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Elizabethan drama