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By Howard Curtis, Dominique Fabre

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of town, exposes the shadowy, nameless lives of many that inhabit the French capital. during this quiet, subdued story, a middle-aged workplace employee, divorced and alienated from his merely son, meets up with early life buddies who're equally adrift, with out passions or customers. He's searching for a moment act to his mournful existence, looking the harbor of affection and a real reference to his son. Set in palpably genuine Paris streets that consider miles clear of town of sunshine, men Like Me is a stirring novel of remorse and shortage, but no longer with no glimmer of desire.

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C. Swinburne, whose A Study of Shakespeare was first published in 1880. Swinburne had his own division of Shakespeare’s writing, into a first period, ‘lyric and fantastic’, a second period, ‘comic and historic’ and a third, ‘tragic and romantic’. Swinburne elaborates that ‘it is not, so to speak, the literal but the spiritual The Development of Criticism 29 order which I have studied to observe and to indicate: the periods which I seek to define belong not to chronology but to art’ (Swinburne, 1880: 16).

Hazlitt, 1998: I, 207) In his collected dramatic criticism, published as A View of the English Stage (1818), Hazlitt develops the interest in character evinced in his Shakespeare monograph, often reusing the same material. He offers additional reviews of Kean’s Richard III, and comments that Kean’s Richard II was mistakenly active: ‘Mr Kean made it a character of passion, that is, of feeling combined with energy; whereas it is a character of pathos, that is to say, of feeling combined with weakness’ (Hazlitt, 1998: III, 53).

Before which we stand appalled’, the histories show us ‘wrong-doing, which is followed by inevitable retribution’ (1875: 167). Dowden divided the history plays into two groups dealing with ‘kingly strength’ – Henry IV, Henry V and Richard III – and ‘kingly weakness’ – King John, Richard II and Henry VI (1875: 168). He likens Richard III to a Marlovian protagonist ‘distinguished by a few strongly marked and inordinately developed qualities. There is in the characterization no mystery, but much of a daemonic intensity’ (1875: 180–1), and observes interestingly that ‘mere verisimilitude in the play.

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