The Dramatic Voice in English Romantic Verse

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print May 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112525
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670794 | DOI:
The Dramatic Voice in English Romantic Verse

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This chapter discusses a comparison of Byron's historical plays with those written by his major English poetic contemporaries, including Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Coleridge. An examination of some of the factors lying behind the Romantic poets' seemingly misguided obsession with the writing of drama is also included in this chapter.

Keywords: Romantic verse; Byron; historical plays; Keats; Shelley; Wordsworth; Coleridge; Romantic poets; drama

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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