Compare and Contrast John Webster The” Duchess of Malfi”and Alphra Behns “The Rover” as a Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and Restoration Comedy.
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Jacobean drama is named after Jacobus, the latin translation of James. Scholars use this term to refer collectively to the theatrical works created during the reign of james1 (1603-1625) in England. the Jacobean plays evolved out of Elizabethan dramas but around 1610 began to show a marked shift from the previous eras theatrical tradition. It is characterized by dramatic situations such as insanity, murder, ghost ,torture, severed limbs, wicked and selfish ambitions etc.
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