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When it was rediscovered it flowered marvelously in Elizabethan drama. And the
dominance of the drama from about 1580 to 1640 is in itself one reason why one
could not expect great prose novels during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ...
In essence Elizabethan drama is probably nearer to opera than to the novel,
though this does not mean that the Elizabethan dramatists were incapable of
creating the kind of characters we find in the later drama and in the novel;
of lyricism which makes them the prose equivalent of the Elizabethan song and
the limpid pastoral verses of Robert Greene himself. The romantic and pastoral,
however, is only one part of Elizabethan prose fiction. Something akin to the ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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