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  • Published 1965

The relationship of the dramatic works of John Lyly to later Elizabethan comedies

@inproceedings{Gilbert1965TheRO,
  title={The relationship of the dramatic works of John Lyly to later Elizabethan comedies},
  author={Christopher G. Gilbert},
  year={1965}
}
The a l l e g o r i c a l f i g u r e s provide o c c a s i o n f o r pageantry and formal o r a t i o n s s i m i l a r to the s p e c t a c l e s and speeches of P e e l e ' s Arraignment or L y l y ' s comedies. The a c t i o n contains many songs and "shews"; such as, a Morris dance, a Masque, a song of harvest f o l k with a tabl e a u o f Ceres, Pluto and Bacchus. Thus, the a c t i o n i s c a r r i e d on amidst the apparatus of an a l l e g o r i c a l court show i n c l u d i n g a… CONTINUE READING

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