The History of English Dramatic Poetry to the Time of Shakespeare: And Annals of the Stage to the Restoration, Volume 1

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J. Murray, 1831 - English drama - 454 pages
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The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare Volume 1. Since I am in the company of my website producer whose parents are from Scotland and a film maker of my DVD producer I often get into conversation to clarify my versions of writing poetry. I often refer to the language as seen in Shakespeare written works. I am so excited to come across this and it would take me a few months to read The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare.
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