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The Works of John Dryden, Volume XI

Plays: The Conquest of Granada, Part I and Part II; Marriage-à-la-Mode and The Assignation: Or, Love in a Nunnery

John Dryden

Publication Year: 1978

Volume XI contains three of Dryden's Plays, along with accompanying scholarly appartus: The Conquest of Granada, Marriage A-la-Mode, and The Assignation.

Published by: University of California Press

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Frontispiece, Dedication

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pp. 2-9

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Preface

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pp. vii-viii

The plays in this volume were first performed and published within thirty months. But those thirty months—from late December 1670 to early June 1673—were so crucial in Dryden's theatrical career, their story so complicated, that an adequate commentary demanded the research and knowledge of more than one scholar. ...

Contents

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pp. ix-xii

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The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards - The First Part

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pp. 1-100

Heroique Poesie has alwayes been sacred to Princes and to Heroes. Thus Virgil inscrib'd his AEneids to Augustus Caesar; and, of latter Ages, Tasso and Ariosto dedicated their Poems to the house of Est. 'Tis, indeed, but justice, that the most excellent and most profitable kind of writing, should be addressed by Poets ...

The Conquest of Granada by the Spaniards - The Second Part

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pp. 101-220

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Marriage A-la-Mode

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pp. 221-318

I humbly Dedicate to Your Lordship that Poem, of which you were pleas'd to appear an early Patron, before it was Acted on the Stage. I may yet go farther, with your permission, and say, That it receiv'd amendment from your noble hands, e're it was fit to be presented. You may please likewise to remember, ...

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The Assignation: or, Love in a Nunnery

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pp. 319-406

The Design of Dedicating Playes, is as common and unjust, as that of desiring Seconds in a Duel. 'Tis engaging our Friends (it may be) in a senceless quarrel, where they have much to venture, without any concernment of their own. I have declar'd thus much before-hand, to prevent you from suspicion, ...

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Commentary

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pp. 407-544

Lady Mary Bertie wrote to Katherine Noel on 2 January 1671 telling her "there is letely come out a new play writ by Mr. Drey den who made the Indian Emperor. It is caled the Conquest of Grenada. My brother Norreys tooke a box and carryed my Lady Rochester and his mistresse and all us to, and on Tuestay wee are to goe see the second part of it which is then the first tim acted."1 ...

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The Actors

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pp. 545-558

We do not know how the plays in this volume were first interpreted on the stages of Bridges Street and Lincoln's Inn Fields. But the survival of cast lists in first editions of the plays can help us to guess, however unreliably, at aspects of early interpretations. ...

Textual Notes

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pp. 559-622

Appendix: Vaughan’s Commendatory Poem on The Conquest of Granada

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pp. 623-626

Index to the Commentary

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pp. 627-639


E-ISBN-13: 9780520905283
Print-ISBN-13: 9780520021259

Publication Year: 1978

Series Title: Works of John Dryden