Later came his life as the great conversationalist. Interpretation is harder. Why did his creative period come so late? What prompted it? Why did it finish so abruptly? Perhaps the key question is the first. If it is possible to define the reason why the impulse to create was so tardy, the other questions may answer themselves. Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF. Skip to main content. Advertisement Hide. Addison on ornament and poetic style, by D.
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University of Queensland Library. This approach was encouraged by Dryden himself, who in his critical prefaces and dedications often made connections between his own work and dramatic traditions in England and those on the continent. The background of the heroic play, in particular, has been studied by many scholars. In the early part of the twentieth century, a debate began about the origin of the heroic play, whether it was a native English form, indebted to Beaumont and Fletcher and the Cavalier drama, or a derivative of Continental forms, indebted to the French romances and the heroic poem.
As a result of the analyses of Moody E. Sarup Singh sees the heroic play as not only different from Elizabethan tragedy but as a reaction against it. By Dryden's own estimation, repeatedly voiced in his prefaces and dedications, the heroic play had a tremendous potential to reform as well as to entertain. Not all critics see the heroic plays as Dryden apparently did.
Explaining the heroic drama in terms of a "comic" thesis, D. The problem with this view is that it can only be completely accepted if we are willing to take Dryden's critical prefaces and dedications as disingenuous. Robert D. Hume , on the other hand, along with others, has related Dryden's use of the heroic play to his commitment to heroic values. In fact, Hume speculates that Dryden stopped writing heroic plays precisely because they had become debased by authors such as Elkanah Settle.
Dryden had hoped that the spectacle of the heroic play would encourage his audience to emulate the noble acts and sentiments of his characters, but by the mids, around the time of Aureng-Zebe, he realized that the spectacle itself had captured his audience's attention. As might be expected, Dryden's All for Love, his adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, has received a great deal of attention from modern critics. Considered by many to be his best play, although Don Sebastian and Aureng-Zebe are now respected as its rivals, All for Love has been the subject of continuous discussion from Verrall's lectures to Earl Miner's Dryden's Poetry.
Unfortunately, only recently has Dryden's play been considered separately from Shakespeare's. Limitations of space prevent a more detailed summary of all the works which had added to our understanding of Dryden's best adaptation, but those works in the present bibliography which have asterisks placed before them should be consulted with particular attention. Jean H. Hagstrum has profitably considered the play in the context of the ut pictura poesis tradition, as he argues that the play is a "speaking picture" in which the audience is presented with a "gallery" of heroic portraits.
Countering the accusation that the play's language is merely decorative and fustian, Derek W. The improvement of Dryden's modern reputation has been effected as much by the availability of reliable, well-annotated editions as it has been by advancements in his biography and the publication of important critical works.
Noyes had taken care to provide good texts and sufficient annotations to make Dryden accessible to twentieth-century students. Kinsley published the most accurate texts then available, and he arranged the poems chronologically by date of publication, thereby allowing Dryden's development and shifting concerns to be readily seen. Dryden's prose has presented formidable editorial problems.
The great bulk of his critical writings has made a complete edition of his prose works an expensive and difficult project. They often provide only excerpts and their texts are modernized. Editions of individual plays have been plentiful. In L. Beaurline and Fredson Bowers published four of Dryden's comedies and four tragedies in a two-volume companion set. The texts and annotations are well prepared and readily adaptable to classroom use. Facsimile editions of individual poems and plays and Of Dramatic Poesy have also allowed students to experience Dryden's works as they appeared in his own lifetime.
At present, about half of the projected twenty volumes of The Works of John Dryden have been published. It has been contemplated that after all twenty volumes have become available a computer-produced concordance will be prepared. The critical and textual commentaries in these volumes continue to maintain the exceedingly high standards established for the series by its originators, Edward Niles Hooker and H. By his painstaking meticulousness, the chief textual editor, Vinton A. Dearing, has ensured that the texts present as accurately as possible Dryden's originals.
As this survey has shown, we have learned a great deal about Dryden in the past three-quarters of a century.
For information about facsimile editions, the topical index and the Addendum should be consulted. These critics and others have shown that Dryden's works must be placed in their literary, historical and biographical contexts if they are to be fully understood and appreciated.
Moreover, it has also become increasingly evident that all of Dryden's works must be considered together. Too much of twentieth-century criticism has compartmentalized Dryden's work in the different genres.
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David Nichol Smith and George R. Wasserman attempted to survey all of Dryden's works, and they made an effort to interrelate his work in the various genres, but their studies are too brief and could not adequately treat a subject of such tremendous complexity. Should a comprehensive study of Dryden's career ever be completed, we will surely learn a great deal not only about John Dryden but about the nature of literature in general and about its uses in a literate society.
New York: Gordian Press, Waller, eds. The Cambridge History of English Literature. New York: G. Putnam; Cambridge: At the University Press, George Sampson. The 17th and 18th Centuries Studies Group, U. Landa, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, Dryden: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views. Englewood Cliffs, N. Dryden's Mind and Art. Essays Old and New 5. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, Restoration Drama: Modern Essays in Criticism.
John Dryden Writers and their Background. Bell, Includes chronological tables which corollate the main events of Dryden1s life with those events of literary, intellectual and historical importance. Dramatists] Miner, Earl, ed. Restoration Theatre. Stratford-Upon-Avon Studies 6. London: Edward Arnold, Hamden, Conn. See items , , , , , , , Francis R. Johnson, Marjorie H. Nicolson, George B. Parks, George Sherburn and Virgil K. Stanford: Stanford University Press, See items , , , , Essential Articles for the Study of John Dryden.
Bibliography and Canon Abstracts of English Studies. A monthly excepting July and August abstract of journal publications. Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Crane Compiled for "Philological Quarterly". Foreword by Curt A. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association. An annual bibliography. Addenda to Macdonald.
George Watson. Cambridge: At the University Press, New Haven: Yale University Press, The Age of Dryden. Goldentree Bibliographies in Language and Literature. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Hugh G. Dick, pp. Brack, Jr. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, The Indian Emperour.
Includes Dryden's Miscellanies. See item London: The Library Association. An annual bibliography of materials published in journals.
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Library School Bulletin 1. Wellington: Library School, A Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies Bibliographical Society. Oxford: At the University Press, Report of the Second Decade The Library of Edmund Gosse. London: Dulau, . Includes Gosse's collection of Dryden materials. Foreword by Louis A. Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, Bibliography of British History: Stuart Period, Reprinted San Marino: Huntington Library, A Manual of Textual Analysis.
Ronald Gottesman and Scott Bennett, pp. Bloomington, London: Indiana University Press, Methods of Textual Editing.
Clark Memorial Library Seminar Paper. An explanation of the eightstep process used in preparing the texts for the California Dryden. With Annotations. London: P. Dobell, John Dryden: Bibliographical Memoranda. Includes Tonson's accounts with Dryden in the Preface. A note on Sotheby's sale of the Britnell Library. Philological Quarterly.
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Iowa City: University of Iowa. An annotated bibliography appearing annually in the third issue. Argues against attributing the pamphlet to Dryden. The Character of St. Possibly a portion of Walsh's Preface to Love Triumphant. Crane Compiled for "Philological Quarterly.
Foreword by Gwin J. Kolb and Curt A. Obertello, ed. Attributed to Dryden. See SCN New York: Cooper Square, Exhibition of First and Other Editions of the Works of. A Select Bibliography of British History Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Reprinted New York: Octagon Books, Supplement to Anglia Tiibingen: Niemeyer, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, See A.
Carter, MP See addenda, ibid. The Triumphs of Levy. See correspondence, W. Hiscock, ibid. See also item Bibliography of British Literary Bibliographies. Sands, and William E. A Concise Bibliography for Students of English. Dyson, pp. A descriptive summary of commentary on Dryden, together with a bibliographical list.
Melbourne: Monash University, Detroit: Gale Research Company, See James M. Osborn, MP ; Louis I. Bredvold, PQ ; Edward N. Hooker and H. Potter, RES ; V. See also items , Describes the plan for the projected edition of Dryden's plays. Supplements: ; New York, London: R. Bowker, Macdonald Writings on British History Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes; Leeds: Maney. See TLS 6 April , p. Osborn, PQ Concordance to the Poetical Works of John Dryden. Assisted by Mary Jackman and Helen S.
Preface by Josephine Miles. See Curt A. Zimansky and Robert A. Edberg, PQ ; G. Parrish, ibid, 8 August, p. Bonn, Charlottesville, Va. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands. Welbeck Miscellany 2. London: Dobell, See retraction, MLN 24 An Essay Upon Satyr University of California Publications in English 7. Attributed to Dryden by his contemporaries. Reprinted in [Boys]: See items , The English Renaissance London: Cresset, Houston: Rice University. A review article appearing annually in the summer issue which surveys recent work.
Chicago: Loyola University of Chicago. An annotated bibliography appearing annually in the second issue. A list of 27 plays by or attributed to Dryden. Restoration England Lists Philipp Ott's paper on Dryden's relationship to Holiere. London: J. Davy, Extensively annotated. Napieralski and Jean E. Westbrook, comps. Troy, New York: Whitston, Spencer and Mary Elizabeth Devine, eds.
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, Oxford: At the Clarendon Press. Recent publications are listed by the journals in which they appear; published quarterly. A Bibliography of the Restoration Drama. London: The Fortune Press, Includes a list of Dryden's plays. John Loftis, pp. Reprinted in [Clark Library] : Campbell, pp.
New York: Fordham University Press, All those listed are in the University of London Library. The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, London: Printed for private circulation, Dryden and Drydeniana items in vols.
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Cambridge, Mass. See TLS 1 February , p. Oedipus: Myth and Drama. New York: Odyssey, Selected Poetry and Prose of John Dryden. Modern Library College Editions. New York: Random House, Revised and Corrected by George Saintsbury. Edinburgh: William Paterson, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, See Pierre Legouis, EA See also items , , Nichol, ed.
Poetry and Prose. A Selection from John Dryden. Longman English Series. Harlow: Longman, John Dryden: Poems, Plays, and Essays. Bantam Classics. New York: Bantam, A Choice of Dryden's Verse. London: Faber, Songs and Lyrics from the English Playbooks. London: Cresset Press, Laurel Poetry Series. New York: Dell, Dryden: Select Poems. With a "Biographical Introduction . The Poetical Works of John Dryden.
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