This ebook advances an exploration of the shape of unacted drama within the nineteenth century and the adaptation among unacted drama and enacted drama. It includes out a severe research of why that shape exists in its interestingly introspective, lyrical form, and why it exists in any respect. through at once confronting the unacted dramas of Byron, Shelley, Browning, Clough, Arnold, Swinburne and Hardy, the writer advances a theoretical argument bearing on unacted drama as a literary style whereas whilst illuminating the texts that have both been ignored, or thought of in different phrases.

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