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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear

An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear
Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets: With Some Remarks upon the Misrepresentations of Monsieur de Voltaire

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

  • Publication planned for: December 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108083911

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  • The daughter of wealthy parents, and well educated in history and languages, at the age of twenty-one Elizabeth Robinson (1718–1800) married Edward Montagu, a grandson of the earl of Sandwich whose income derived from northern estates and coal-mines, and began to establish a London salon attended by the intellectual cream of British society, including Johnson, Burke, Garrick, and Hester Chapone. This 1769 work, written at the urging of her bluestocking friend Elizabeth Carter, is a spirited defence of Shakespeare against the criticism of Voltaire, comparing Shakespeare's genius to that of the ancient Greek and modern French poet-dramatists, and finding it superior. Voltaire is especially condemned in this lively and elegant piece for his efforts to measure Shakespeare against Corneille using an inadequate and mechanistic French translation of the English dramatist's work. Mrs Montagu's collected letters, and works by others of her circle, are also reissued in this series.

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    • Publication planned for: December 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108083911
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    On dramatic poetry
    On the historical drama
    The first part of Henry IV
    The second part of Henry IV
    On the praeternatural beings
    The tragedy of Macbeth
    Upon the Cinna of Corneille
    Upon the death of Julius Caesar.

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    Elizabeth Montagu

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