Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. English Dept.
"The Politics of Restoration Authorship: The Collaboration of Dryden and Purcell on King Arthur, or the British Worthy" discusses the introduction of the semi-opera form in England during the Restoration period (specifically from 1660 to 1700), including a background on the development of music, theatre, and author's role in society through the system of patronage. The essay argues that Dryden viewed music as an art form lower than literature; he used this ideology to develop allegorical characters that personified Britain and recreated a sense of national pride amongst his audience members.
Politics of Restoration Authorship, Dryden, Purcell, King Arthur, opera
Recommended CitationTabor, Kristina, "The Politics of Restoration Authorship: The Collaboration of Dryden and Purcell on King Arthur, or the British Worthy" (2002). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 512.
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