The Plays of Lord Byron: Critical Essays

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Robert F. Gleckner, Bernard G. Beatty
Liverpool University Press, 1997 - 399 pages
A collection of 18 classic and rare essays from the 20th century and a comprehensive bibliography of all recent writings on each of Byron's plays. Some important critical views have been excluded in order to include consideration of all the plays. Among the topics are the history of Byron's ambition and fear of writing for the stage, The Two Foscari, Sardanapalus, Byron's lapse into orthodoxy with Cain, and the devil as doppelganger in The Deformed Transformed. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

About the author (1997)

Bernard Beatty is Senior Fellow in the School of English at the University of Liverpool and Associate Fellow in the School of Divinity at St Andrews. From 1988 to 2005 he was Editor of the Byron Journal. In 2019 he was awarded the International Byron Societies' Lifetime Achievement Award.

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