By Gillian Jondorf
Gillian Jondorf demanding situations the conventional serious ways to French Renaissance theater, reevaluating its literary advantage and originality. She exhibits how playwrights of the 16th century really completed an originality by way of introducing classical topics, breaking with the medieval culture of non secular and morality performs. while many critics have thought of writers of French Renaissance drama as mere forerunners of the extra recognized seventeenth-century writers equivalent to Molière or Racine, Jondorf argues that those performs could be obvious as efficient and skillfully-composed of their personal correct. This ebook will attract scholars of Renaissance literature and eu drama, in addition to these attracted to questions of originality and literary effect.