Henry Carrington Lancaster (essay date 1929)
SOURCE: Lancaster, Henry Carrington. “Tragi-comedy from 1630 to 1634: Tragi-comedies by Scudéry, du Ryer, and Rotrou.” In A History of French Dramatic Literature in the Seventeenth Century. Part I: The Pre-Classical Period, 1610-1634, Volume II, pp. 472-500. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1929.
[In following excerpt, Lancaster analyzes Scudéry's tragicomedies, discussing their sources and providing original production information.]
We come now to three authors who were well known in their century and have preserved a certain amount of celebrity even today, Georges de Scudéry, the soldier, Pierre Du Ryer, the scholar, and Jean Rotrou, the magistrate. Of...
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