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University wits

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY WITSName : Virani Nilam v.Role No.:18Sem. : 3Paper :E-C-101 Renaissance Literature Submitted to:S.B.Gardi Department of English ,S.M.K. Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. Characteristic of the university wits  Elizabethan Group  Historian invent  Attending Oxford or Cambridge  Pioneer of English drama  Rival of Shakespeare  Educated Renaissance writer
  3. 3. Who were university Wits?  Christopher Marlowe  Robert Greene  George Peele  John Lyly  Thomas Nashe
  4. 4. Christopher Marlowe: An English dramatist, poet and Translator of the Elizabethan era.The foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his dayGreatly influenced William Shakespeare.His plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching Protagonist
  5. 5. His contribution in Drama first play Tamburlaine the Great (1590) The Jew of Malta Edword the Second The Massacre at PerrisThe Tragically History of the Life and Death ofDoctor Faustus
  6. 6. Robert GreeneFirst professional English author Attended Cambridge and Oxford universityWriter of any genres including autobiographyplay and romance
  7. 7. His contribution in Drama Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay The History of Orlando Furioso A Looking Glass for London and England The Scottish History of James the FourthThe comical History of Aphonsus, king ofArgon
  8. 8. George Peele A successful player and playwrightLeft behind a pastoral, a romantictragedy, a chronicle history, a mysteryplay and romantic literary satire.He has noted for his poetic styleand decorative phrasesHe made no original contribution todrama like Lyly or Marlowe.
  9. 9. His contribution in DramaThe Famous Chronicle of King Edward the First The arraignment of Paris The old wives’ Tale The Love of King David and Bathsheba
  10. 10. John Lyly Attended oxford and Cambridge Having adopted prose as medium for his expressionHis comedies, mythological playa andallegorical play are extremely witty incharacter
  11. 11. His contribution in Drama Women in the moon EndymionAlexander and Campaspe Midas
  12. 12. Thomas Nashe Attended Cambridge Important Part of groupHis contribution in Drama: Christes Teares over Jerusalem The Terrors of the Night Unfortunate Traveller Summer last Will
  13. 13. Thomas NasheThank you

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