Dear JP Earls, OSB,
Actually, Milton wrote in the Introduction to Sampson that it was never
intended for the stage.
Thanks for the point, though. The title certainly invites a comparison: one
which brings a man who does a girl in (not necessarily Mr Sweeney), together
with a man do in a by a girl.
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Subject: RE: Sweeney Agonistes: a drama or not? (Was, Furnished flats (was:
> Cursorily reading through this thread, I haven't noted anyone bringing
Milton's _Samson Agonistes_ to bear on the discussion: if dramatic, seldom
played. In what ironic sense is Sweeney a modern Samson?
> J. P. Earls, OSB
> St. John's University
> Collegeville, MN 56321
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> From: Jennifer Formichelli [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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> Subject: Sweeney Agonistes: a drama or not? (Was, Furnished flats (was:
> Small correction)
> Dear Marcia,
> Good point. I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama, too. The
> subtitle describes it as 'Aristophanic melodrama'. Hmm. More obnubilate
> Let's talk about this.
> Yours, Jennifer
> > mean is that Eliot means to denigrate. The passage you include from The
> > Land is much too complex in its accuracies for me to agree in that case,
> > Dear Jennifer,
> > I need some convincing that Sweeney A is a drama.
> > Marcia