Dryden’s comparative criticism of beaumont and fletcher

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  • I really like your slides especially slide no.5.. your presentation is nice, in slide 4 u put chart about Dryden is poet, critic and playwright you wrote under the poet Ancient plays and Modern plays...I think it come under the playwright if I am not wrong..give me answer about my query...
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  • In paper- 3 your performance is very good. I think you are doing very hard work.
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Dryden’s comparative criticism of beaumont and fletcher

  1. 1. Paper: 3 Literary Theory and Criticism; western -1 Prepared by: Drashti Mehta Roll No:10 P.G.Enrollment No:PG13101021 Seat no:11310009 Sem:1 Email id:drashti.mehta.111993@gmail.com Submitted to: Smt S.B.Gardi Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinghji Bhavnagar University Bhavnagar(Gujarat-India)
  2. 2. Introduction • John Dryden (1631-1700) is reputed as the father of English literary Criticism . • John Dryden was English poet and playwright. • He presented the two conflicting claims of the two sides as a debate among four friends.
  3. 3. “An Essay on dramatic poesy(1668)
  4. 4. Dryden Poet Ancient Plays Modern Plays Debate Critic Playwright
  5. 5. Characters Eugenius Moderns Crites Ancients Lisideius French drama Neander English Drama
  6. 6. John Fletcher( 1579-1625) • English poet and playwright. • Best known for his collaborations with fellow playwright Francis Beaumont. • Most scholars acknowledge that Fletcher’s real talent lay in Comedy, especially in the genre of Tragicomedies. • Write into lines of 11 and sometimes 12 syllables, and he frequently employs run- on lines to achieve his goal. • His work strongly influenced his contemporaries as well as successors.
  7. 7. Francis Beaumont(1584-1616) • Beaumont retired in 1614. • These collaboration had helped establish both men in the ranks of the best dramatists.
  8. 8. Dryden’s comment on Beaumont and Fletcher • Beaumont and Fletcher’s collaborative efforts are characterized by ingenious plots, diversified characters and realistic dialogues. • Comedies -witty and sophisticated, foreshadow the licentious comedies of the restoration. • Imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better whose debaucheries, quickness of wit can never be painted by others. • Comedies- delightful , Pathos- serious.
  9. 9. Popular Works • • • • • • Philaster (1609) The Maid’s tragedy (1610) A King and No King (1611) The Coxcomb(1612) The Captain (1613) Cupid’s Revenge(1611)
  10. 10. Philaster ( 1609)
  11. 11. The Maid’s Tragedy (1610)
  12. 12. A King and No King
  13. 13. Thank You Gmail id:drashti.mehta.111993@gmail.com

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