2.26 - The Tragedy of Valentian. It's pretty cool. Takes...

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The Tragedy of Valentian. It’s pretty cool. Takes place in our favorite place of all history, Rome! It’s easier to comment on empire and instability through Rome than it is through a modern lens. Works are reserved for the ancient works, not modern things. Rome had an army. England did not have a standing army at this time. This is a comment on what a standing army can do if they’re sitting down. If they get bored, they’ll revert to a wartime mentality, regardless of the fact that they’re inside peacetime. Rape and pillage! This is a debate in England at the time, over who controls the army: the crown or the military leader? The army leader eventually wins in James Is reign. (Francis Beaumont) and John Fletcher are the authors. () exists as people aren’t sure if Beaumont was involved in this one. They’re popular, like Shakespeare and Johnson. Beaumont was the youngest of three sons. Father was a judge, went to become a lawyer, ended up a dramatist. First poem was on Hermaphroditus. Fletcher was also the youngest
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EGL 362.02 taught by Professor Videbaek during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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