R. T. Conrad (essay date March 1854)
SOURCE: Conrad, R. T. “The Drama: Boker's Leonor de Guzman.” Graham's Magazine 44, no. 3 (March 1854): 273-85.
[In the following essay, Conrad laments the poor state of the dramatic arts in the mid-nineteenth century and praises Boker's contributions towards its improvement, focusing on Boker's play Leonor de Guzman.]
The genius of man is influenced, in every field of its exertions, by the circumstances under which it is developed; and the nature of its triumph is determined by the means and manner of its achievement: thus the science of war is modified by the nature of the country in which it is waged, and by the weapons of the combatants, and thus also...
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