Felix Emmanuel Schelling (essay date 1902)
SOURCE: Schelling, Felix Emmanuel. “Popular Playwrights: Modifications of the Type.” In The English Chronicle Play: A Study in the Popular Historical Literature Environing Shakespeare, pp. 134-71. New York: MacMillan Company, 1902.
[In this essay, Schelling focuses on the chronicle plays of the later 1590s and the new elements these works introduced to the genre.]
As we have seen above, it was during the last decade of the [sixteenth] century that the Chronicle Play flourished in its greatest luxuriance. We have already investigated the part which Shakespeare's earlier contemporaries, Marlowe, Greene and Peele, played in the development of this species of drama....
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