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Of Dramatick Poesie, an Essay

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Of Dramatick Poesie, an Essay

By John Dryden


‘OF DRAMATICK POESIE’ IS BOTH A LANDMARK OF LITERARY CRITICISM AND ONE OF THE DEFINITIVE EARLY STATEMENTS OF SHAKESPEARE’S GENIUS (by a fellow poetic genius, no less) Dryden on Shakespeare’s greatness of soul: “To begin then with Shakespeare; he was the man who of all Modern, and perhaps…

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