DOWNLOAD PDF ↠ Six Gothic Dramas (de Monfort, Orra, the Dream, the Family Legend, the Phantom, Witchcraft) - by Joanna Baillie #2020


  • Title: Six Gothic Dramas (de Monfort, Orra, the Dream, the Family Legend, the Phantom, Witchcraft)
  • Author: Joanna Baillie
  • ISBN: 9780979233203
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback

  • Six Gothic Dramas (de Monfort, Orra, the Dream, the Family Legend, the Phantom, Witchcraft) By Joanna Baillie A melancholy nobleman, consumed with hatred, commits a brutal murder A beautiful woman is imprisoned by her abusive guardian in a haunted castle, driving her mad A prophetic dream leads a group of monks to a buried corpse and leads to justice for the murderer A family feud drives a clan to strand a rival on a rock to be drowned by the rising tide A joyful wedding turnsA melancholy nobleman, consumed with hatred, commits a brutal murder A beautiful woman is imprisoned by her abusive guardian in a haunted castle, driving her mad A prophetic dream leads a group of monks to a buried corpse and leads to justice for the murderer A family feud drives a clan to strand a rival on a rock to be drowned by the rising tide A joyful wedding turns sinister when a ghost appears to reveal the tragic secret of her death A group of women, condemned as witches, are doomed to be burnt at the stake These are the plots of the six plays in this collection by Scottish dramatist Joanna Baillie Baillie 1762 1851 was regarded by many in her day as the greatest female English language poet, and second as a dramatist only to Shakespeare Recently rediscovered by scholars after nearly a century and a half of neglect, Baillie is now recognised as one of the finest of Romantic era playwrights This new edition features the complete text of six of her best plays, four of them reprinted here for the first time since 1851 Also included is a new introduction by Christine Colon, discussing Baillie s life and works, and arguing that Baillie used the Gothic in innovative ways in her drama in order to explore controversial issues such as changing definitions of masculinity and femininity, shifting political alliances, and evolving ideas of Christianity.
    Joanna Baillie
    Joanna Baillie was a Scottish poet and dramatist who was well known during her lifetime She was admired for her literary powers and hosted a brilliant literary society in her cottage at Hampstead Her intelligence and integrity were allied to a modest demeanour which made her, for many, the epitome of a Christian gentlewoman She was shrewd, observant of human nature, and persistent to the point of obstinacy in developing her own views and opinions Her brand of drama remained essentially unchanged throughout her life, and she took pride in having carried out her major work, the Plays on the Passions, or less in the form she had originally conceived Her inventive faculties were remarked upon by practically everybody whose opinion on a literary matter was worth anything Carswell 275 , and she was on friendly terms with all the leading women writers of her time.

    Six Gothic Dramas (de Monfort, Orra, the Dream, the Family Legend, the Phantom, Witchcraft) By Joanna Baillie

    Commentaires:

    Karen Kohoutek
    There is a joy in fear Finally, some of Baillie s plays besides her best known work, De Monfort back in print Their tone is clearly serious and psychological, befitting her frequent subtitle, A Tragedy, than much of the Gothic melodrama of the time I have no idea how these plays would work on the stage, and I think it would be really fun to find out, but for now I m just happy to have access to the texts.

    Vintage Jewel
    I have only read Orra and parts of De Monfort so far, but I love them Of course I am just in love with Gothic literature, so that is no surprise.

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