All for Love, or the World Well Lost John Dryden

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All for Love, or the World Well Lost  by  John Dryden

All for Love, or the World Well Lost by John Dryden
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All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Drydens best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Drydens part to reinvigorate serious drama.MoreAll for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Drydens best-known and most performed play. It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Drydens part to reinvigorate serious drama.

It is an acknowledged imitation of Shakespeares Antony and Cleopatra, and focuses on the last hours of the lives of its hero and heroine Combining the unities of classical theatre and the style of Shakespearean drama, Dryden creates an elaborately formal production in which fashionable philosophies of the time could be discussed and debated in a public atmosphere.

Dryden used the theatre as a forum for testing problematic philosophical, moral and political questions The results of these investigations were to form the basis of his later works



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