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- William Shakespeare (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
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- John Fletcher (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
- First Published: 1634
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Tragicomedy
- Time of Work: Age of legend
- Setting: Athens and Thebes
- Genres: Drama, Tragicomedy
- Subjects: Love or romance, War, Heroes or heroism, Greek or Roman times, Prisoners of war, Greece or Greek people
- Locales: Europe, Greece, Athens, ancient, Greece, ancient, Thebes, ancient
Palamon (PAL-uh-mon), a young knight, the nephew of Creon, the king of Thebes. Palamon sees and abhors the corruption of his uncle’s government. With his cousin and closest friend, Arcite, he plans to leave Thebes, but when he learns that Theseus, the duke of Athens, is marching against the city, he sees it as his duty to stay and defend it. Imprisoned by the Athenian ruler, he responds with enthusiasm to Arcite’s eager insistence that their friendship will make even lifelong captivity palatable. A few...
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