Part 1, "Materials," offers a guide to the teaching editions of Dryden's work and a discussion of the background resources, from biographies and literary criticism to social, cultural, political, and art histories. In part 2, "Approaches," twenty-one essays describe different pedagogical entries into Dryden and his time, involving subjects as various as genre, adaptation, literary rivalry, musical setting, and political and religious poetry-in classroom situations that range from the traditional survey to learning through performance.
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Dryden is a major figure of the Restoration, writing in almost all of its important genres. This volume is a valuable addition to the series. James Evans, University of North Carolina, Greensboro