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Unformatted text preview: new philosophy of the individual, a philosophy of democracy, and a cry for personal liberation, but unfortunately their plays failed to capture the popular stage. William Wordsworths The Borderers , concerning political struggles on the border between England and Scotland, was a failure. Manfred is a Closet Drama , a play meant to be read, not produced. Allardyce Nicoll, the British drama historian and critic, has said of this and other Romantic plays that audiences and readers familiar with Lear and Macbeth and Othello could not be expected to feel a thrill of wonder and delight in the contemplation of works so closely skin to these in general aim and yet so far removed from them in freshness of imaginative power....
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2008 for the course DRAM 116 taught by Professor Strong during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08