Great subject line, Ken
Posted by Laraine on June 03, 1998 at 14:52:15:
In response to Anyone for Thesis?, written by Ken on June 03, 1998 at 07:54:15
I enjoyed all of your post, but you win the prize for the best subject line I've seen in quite some time-LOL!!
I agree that English drama falls off drastically after the Restoration, and my personal opinion is that the only thing it's really produced since then are several sparkling comedies that really have fairly simple statements to make, no matter how witty they may wax.
I agree also that "theatre was always low on the literary arts scale"--but isn't that because theater is by nature performed, and performance means pleasing crowds, which means that when serious art comes up against filling the theater, then filling the theater usually wins out. This isn't to say that genius cannot thrive in drama--Shakespeare proved for all time that it can. But the nature of popularity means that drama's in trouble compared to other literature, and it doesn't surprise me that talented people who had something to say were drawn more towards poetry or fiction.
Just my $.02
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