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Coleridge as Playwright

George Erving

in The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199644179
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199644179.013.0022

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

Coleridge as Playwright

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This article examines the career of Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a playwright. It suggests that Coleridge's influence as a dramatic critic has overshadowed his reputation as a playwright. Coleridge completed a total of four plays from 1794 to 1817. These include The Fall of Robespierre, an Historic Drama, Osorio, A Tragedy, Remorse, A Tragedy, and Zapolya: A Christmas Tale. The article discusses the plot and storyline of these works.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge; playwright; dramatic critic; Fall of Robespierre; Historic Drama; Osorio; Remorse; Zapolya

Article.  9477 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (19th Century) ; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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