Campaspe ; Sappho and Phao

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Manchester University Press, 1991 - Drama - 307 pages

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Two plays published in 1584 and both performed at Whitehall in the presence of Queen Elizabeth I. Campaspe was reprinted in 1591, but there are no records of any other performances at this time. The ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION to Campaspe
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1ntroduct1on to Sappho and Phao
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APPENDIX
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Lyly wrote eight elegant and refined comedies for the boy companies and for court performance. His witty and elaborate prose style, drawing many allusions from classical mythology, was honed in his prose romance, "Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit" (1578), and its sequel, "Euphues and His England" (1580). These works are the basis for the "euphuistic" style, characterized by an intensity of antithesis, alliteration, and simile. Lyly's comedies are notable for their graceful and incisive portraits of women.

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