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Title: English blank verse tragedy from 1790 to 1825
Author: Insch, Audrey G.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 778X
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 1958
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In dealing with blank verse tragedy, from 1790 to 1825, we may not take it for granted that every play was written specifically for the stage; of the 2k9 plays in this period 165 have never been publicly performed. Byron, for example, was most anxious that his plays should not be performed, as witness the legal action he took when Drury Lane, in defiance of his wishes, performed Marino Paliero, Dogs of Venice, 2 5/iv/l82l; of lesser dramatists, W.Preston, in the Preface to The Siege of Ismail, deprecates any theatrical performance of his plays. Nevertheless, the theatres of the time inevitably influenced the dramatists, either directly by hopes of performance, such as stimulated Coleridge to write Osorio, with Mrs. Siddons and Kemble in mind of indirectly, through their despair of the contemporary theatre which led them far from the stage into the rarifi ed atmosphere of poetic dramas as was the case with H.H. Milman, for example.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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