Unit 2: John Dryden

2..0    Objectives
2..1    Introduction
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        2.1.1    Dryden as a Critic
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        2.1.2    Dryden on The Nature of Poetry
          
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        2.1.3    Dryden on The Function of Poetry

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2..2    An Essay on Dramatic Poesy: An Introduction
         
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        2..2.1    Definition of Drama
        
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        2..2..2   Violation of  the Three Unities

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        2.2.3    Eugenius Arguments on Superiority of Moderns over the                   Ancients
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        2.2..4    Crites’s Arguments in favour of the Ancients
    
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        2..2.5    Lisideius’s view in favour of Superiority of the French                     Drama over English Drama
    
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        2.2..6    Neander’s view in favour of Modern (English) Drama
    
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2...3    The Ancients versus Modern Playwrights
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2..4    Mixture of Tragedy and Comedy
 
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2..5    Advocacy of writing plays in Rhymed Verse
 
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2.6    Let’s sum up
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2.7    Glossary of Key Terms 

2.8    Reading List
        (A)    Bibliography
        (B)    Further Reading

 




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