Endymion

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Manchester University Press, 1996 - Drama - 206 pages

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First performed before Queen Elizabeth I in 1588, Endymion was a prototype of the comedies that Shakespeare would become famous for a decade later. The story is mythical but was undoubtedly ... Read full review

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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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