Author

Ella Tucker

Date of Award

1930

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

The character of the work of a poet depends, in a measure, upon the state of the art upon which he enters and upon the character of his century and his nation. During the half-century, beginning about 1580, England witnessed the rise, culmination, and gradual decline of Romantic Comedy. "The foundations of modern society had been laid."