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All for Love

Heroic drama or heroic tragedy was a genre that flourished immediately after the Restoration of Charles II to the English throne. The genre was strongly influenced by classic French drama,...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2017 10:50 am UTC

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In his play All for Love, John Dryden reflects on the theme of love as the play's characters feel and express love in various ways. Let's examine a few of these "loves." Antony claims to love...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2020 3:20 pm UTC

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In this play, which was modeled on Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, John Dryden makes a plea for moderation. Antony and Cleopatra lose everything because of their immoderate love and the play...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2016 12:12 pm UTC

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Along with Alexander Pope, John Dryden is considered a master of neoclassical literature, a form which arose in the late seventeenth century and took as its model the literary works and rules of...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021 2:12 pm UTC

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The titles alone tip the reader off on the central differences between Shakespeare's and Dryden's treatments of the same material: Antony and Cleopatra is more interested in the historical...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2020 12:38 pm UTC

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Dryden's story of the joint tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra (and Egypt) titled All for Love with the subtitle The World Well Lost is a poignant Restoration tragedy that shows the hero realizing...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2010 6:35 am UTC

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The reason Dryden chose to recast the story of Antony and Cleopatra after Shakespeare and others had done so is explained in his own words in the Dedication to his drama. The reasons he gives are...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012 4:02 am UTC

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Although Dryden's play All for Love is about the love between Antony and Cleopatra, a theme within the story is Antony's friendship with his officers and peers. An example of this is when...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2010 11:07 pm UTC

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As Dryden wrote "All For Love" in homage to Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, opportunities for writing about historical context are plentiful. For example, an essay that compares...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2018 12:56 pm UTC

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It has been argued that Hegel's theory of tragedy encompasses a dialectical model: a proposition (thesis) opposed by another proposition (antithesis) and eventually reconciled by some combination...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2017 5:34 pm UTC

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To begin with, Alexas is "Cleopatra’s eunuch, opposed to his queen’s and Antony’s love. Scheming Alexas uses flattery, chicanery, and lies to influence people" (Enotes). We can assume...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2008 3:36 pm UTC

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