A tragedy by Addison, produced 1713.
It deals with the death of Cato the republican, who commits suicide rather than submit to the dictator Caesar. Dr Johnson described it as ‘rather a poem in dialogue than a drama’. It owed its success partly to the political intentions imputed to it.
Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).
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