A Study of the Plays of Thomas D'Urfey, with a Reprint of a Fool's Preferment

A Study of the Plays of Thomas D'Urfey, with a Reprint of a Fool's Preferment

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...him, reserving one piece for the Marquise as her perquisites. Bertran then announces that he will put the Marquise in a convent. Don Leon now meets Dorange who admits having wronged Angellica in London. The two fight, but are reconciled when Don Leon is disarmed by Dorange who grants him his life. Dorange and Angellica are then reunited and the play ends After having written practically nothing" but comedies since his first play, The Siege of Memphis, D'Urfey turned to tragedy in the dramas immediately succeeding The Campaigners. His Famous History of-the Rise and Fall of Massaniello would seem to have been acted (both parts of it) in 1699, although Genest questions the performing of the tragedies at all?" Part I was printed with the following titlepage: --'5" "The Famous HISTORY OF THE RISE and FALL of MASSANIELLO. In Two Parts WRITTEN by Mr. THO... D'URFE Y, LONDON: Printed for John N utt, near Station ers-Hall. 1700."2" It has been stated that D'Urfey based his tragedies upon The Rebellion of Naples, or The Tragedy of Massinello, a play printed in 1651, as by T. B. who claims to have witnessed the insurrection. Genest who had compared the earlier play with those of D'Urfey denies the truth of this charge of plagiarism, and in support of his view outlines briefly The Rebellion?" Judging from the synopsis, 011e is led to believe that D'Urfey had never seen the earlier play, much less have borrowed from it. He doubtless founded his plays upon some historical account of the rebellion. The most complete narrative of Masaniello's2" career accessi ='1 The exceptions are the alterations of Cymbeline, The Sea Voyage, and Bussy D'/lmbois, all of them...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881214
  • 9781236881212