Tag Archives: Drama

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Euripides – The Bacchae

Born in approximately 480 BC, the Athenian tragedian Euripides from who approximately 18-19 extant plays of his approximately 92-95 dramas have survived.  He along with Aeschylus and Sophocles are most of what we know of ancient Greek drama.  Euripides has … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Shoemaker’s Holiday – Thomas Dekker

The English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, Thomas Dekker, was born in approximately 1572 and lived until August 25, 1632.  During his busy life, he was a versatile and prolific writer for several decades.  This brought him into the lives of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Wilhelm Tell – Friedrich von Schiller

The legendary date on which Tell shot an apple off the head of his son with an arrow was November 18, 1307   “Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: All For Love – John Dryden

John Dryden dominated the literary life of the Restoration Period of England so much so that some refer to this period as the Age of Dryden.  He was an English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright.  In fact, he was … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: A Blot in the ’Scutcheon – Robert Browning

Robert Browning’s story is one of a journey from success to near obscurity to success again.  From this a lesson may be drawn.  Never give up, never surrender.  There is another lesson to which so many successful persons teach us.  … Continue reading

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