The Flower and the Castle: An Introduction to Modern Drama

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Notes
Introduction
1. Barbey d'Aurevilly, Le Roman contemporain ( Paris, 1902), p. 278.
2. J. P. Eckermann, Gespräche mit Goethe ( Leipzig, 1909), Wednesday, February 27, 1827, James Huneker, Iconoclasts ( London, n.d.) ( 1908). Bernhard Diebold, Anarchie in Drama ( Frankfurt, 1925). Joseph Wood Krutch, Modernism in Modern Drama ( Ithaca, New York, 1953), pp. 22, 42, 131. F. L. Lucas, The Drama of Ibsen and Strindberg ( London, 1962), passim.
3. Cf. T. S. Eliot, "Hamlet and His Problems" in The Sacred Wood ( London, 1920), pp. 87 ff.
4. Quoted by Baudelaire in "Théophile Gautier," L'Art romantique. In Œuvres complètes de Baudelaire ( Paris, La Pléiade, 1954), p. 1035.
Tragedy and Comedy
1. "In works of genius there are clearly marked differences of subject and shades of style. . . . A subject for comedy refuses to be handled in tragic verse; the banquet of Thyestes disdains to be rehearsed in lines suited to daily life." Horace, Ars poetica, 86. Cf. Erich Auerbach, Mimesis ( New York, 1957), pp. 316 ff.
2. Aristotle, Poetics, 1449a3l; 1454a16; 1454b8 ff. ( Bywater translation). Cf. Trissino, Poetica ( 1529), in Opere ( Verona, 1729), VI, 120, 127, transl. in Gilbert, Literary Criticism: Plato to Dryden

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Tragedy and Comedy 11
  • The New Drama 58
  • Realism 91
  • Ibsen 118
  • Strindberg 238
  • The Flower and the Castle 363
  • Notes 405
  • A Selected Bibliography 429
  • Index 445
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