All this was now changed.
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But it is not certain that what was good for the revolution was good for tragedy. Coleridge in his critical writings of —18 said that:. The first [is] a sense and love of the ludicrous, and a diseased sensibility of the assimilating power…that in the boldest bursts of passion will lie in wait, or at once kindle into jest…. The second cause is matter of exultation to the philanthropist and philosopher, and of regret to the poet…namely, the security, comparative equability, and ever-increasing sameness of human life.
Like Coleridge and most Romantic critics of tragedy, Schlegel found his champion in Shakespeare, and, also like them, he was preoccupied with the contrast between Classic and Romantic. Most poets who portray human events in a narrative or dramatic form take themselves apart, and exact from their readers a blind approbation or condemnation of whatever side they choose to support or oppose….
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When, however, by a dexterous manoeuvre, the poet allows us an occasional glance at the less brilliant reverse of the medal, then he makes, as it were, a sort of secret understanding with the select circle of the more intelligent of his readers or spectators; he shows them that he had previously seen and admitted the validity of their tacit objections; that he himself is not tied down to the represented subject but soars freely above it.
In Greek tragedy, the commentary by the chorus was an explicit and objective fact of the drama itself. When the spectators speak their minds after the curtain falls, it is not surprising that they often disagree. In Hamlet , however, according to the American philosopher George Santayana , writing in , it is the secret ironies , half-lights, and self-contradictions that make it the central creation of Romantic tragedy.
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May 04, Elizabeth Rogers rated it really liked it. Moors, disguise, and sorcery--oh my! While certainly not known for his dramas, Coleridge provides a fairly entertaining one here.
Very much influenced by elements of the gothic, a genre popular around the time he wrote Osorio, the plot of the play follows a typical gothic plot. There are political elements to this play as well, as it was written during an interesting political period in England. Wordsworth and Godwin were more vociferous on these political issues, but Coleridge weaves his views Moors, disguise, and sorcery--oh my!
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Wordsworth and Godwin were more vociferous on these political issues, but Coleridge weaves his views here into his play Osorio. For Coleridge fans, this is a must read--especially for fans of his more gothic works Rime, Cristabel, etc. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who was, along with his friend William Wordsworth, one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in England and one of the Lake Poets. Books by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Osorio; a tragedy, as originally written in 1797
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