[Milton-L] Is Paradise Lost

James Rovira jamesrovira at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 14:15:06 EDT 2009

Prof. Skulsky -- Do you really think Shakespeare's plays are
consistently out and out poetry from beginning to end as were, say,
the plays of Sophocles?  There are blendings of the comic with the
dramatic and descents into prose in Shakespeare's plays, and sometimes
frankly bad poetry (deliberately).  Greek dramatists wouldn't do this.

Jim R

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM, Harold Skulsky <hskulsky at smith.edu> wrote:
 and it
> was also obvious to anyone who had read Seneca, much less a Greek drama,
> that plays are expected to be full of out-and-out poetry, in the full
> formal sense —  by generic obligation and not by accident. There is no
> important generic obstacle to a value comparison between the two
> authors.

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