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(Prefaces to Shakespeare; Measure for measure, Othello).

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        LC Classifications1966
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 66 p. :
        Number of Pages71
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        ISBN 10nodata
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At the conclusion of the play he leaves them without any further attention, dismissing their examples to operate by chance. At the same time, it is a noteworthy essay in literary criticism dealing with some important theoretical issues. And though you be a Magistrate of wit, and sit on the Stage at Black-Friers, or the Cock-pit, to arraigne Playes dailie, know, these Playes have had their triall alreadie, and stood out all Appeales ; and do now come forth quitted rather by a Decree of Court, then any purchased letters of commendation.

Unlike Pope, Johnson feels this task to be exciting. However, the ramifications of his problem are so wide that no satisfactory resolution has been found even now. Johnson can also be credited with giving critics the comparative and historical basis of criticism.

Johnson praises as well as points out defects. Horace exerted a great deal of influence upon the eighteenth century criticism. Even though a few works have met Othello). popular approval for a long period, it is possible that this approval may have been based on prejudice or fashion.

Summary of Johnson’s Preface to Shakespeare

His emphasis on the moral purpose of literature and castigation of Shakespeare on lack of such purpose is not acceptable to the modern mind.

They deprave the language too. A death like that is a vulgar and shocking kind of death. 508 discussion of the classic view of the necessity of the three unities. So far as his ways of expression are concerned he is a true new-classicist, but regarding his views we must not blindly stamp him as a neo-classicist.

Even when the plot requires a supernatural agency, the tone of the dialogues of various characters are life-like and realistic, other writers draw the most natural passions and most common incidents in a way which makes them unrecognizable.