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King Arthur, or, The British worthy

John Dryden

King Arthur, or, The British worthy

a dramatick opera perform"d at the Queens Theatre by Their Majesties servants

by John Dryden

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Published by Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judges-Head in Chancery-Lane near Fleetstreet in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama,
  • English drama,
  • Operas,
  • Librettos

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBritish vvorthy, British worthy
    Statementwritten by Mr. Dryden
    ContributionsPurcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer, Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[12], 51, [1] p. ;
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25610230M
    OCLC/WorldCa76963166

    Significant quotes in John Dryden's King Arthur Or The British Worthy with explanations. eNotes Home; "War Is The Trade Of Kings" will help you with any book or any question. The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is very, very old. People know that there was a king in Britain between the years and He fought the Saxons, from countries in the north of Europe, and perhaps this king was Arthur. He lived, perhaps, in Wales or in the west of England — in Somerset or Cornwall.

    The Arthurian Legend Is an Important Part of British History. King Arthur facts reveal that there are numerous variations of the Arthurian legend, but the basic story is very similar in most of them. Arthur was the illegitimate son of the King of Britain who succeeded his throne by showing his worth in an unusual feat of strength, and later. Osmond laments the failure of all his plans and activities. Now he hopes that Oswald can stand up to King Arthur. But the Saxon king loses the duel, Arthur and the British have triumphed all down the line: England is entirely in their hands, and the old gods are finished. Now Arthur and Emmeline find their way back to one another.

      I OWN NOTHING! Music is by Hans Zimmer and is from the King Arthur Soundtrack. This is a compilation of the theme in the movie . King Arthur; or the British Worthy. A Dramatic Opera. Performed at the Queen's Theatre by their Majesties' Servants. Written by Mr. Dryden London. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at The Judge's Head in Chancery Lane, near Fleet Street. King Arthur. A Drama in a Prologue and Four Acts. By J. Comyns Carr.


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All. King Arthur, legendary British king who appears in a cycle of medieval romances as the sovereign of a knightly fellowship of the Round Table.

It is not certain how these legends originated or whether the figure of Arthur was based on a historical person. They possibly originated in Wales or northern Britain.

King Arthur was the only one of Purcell's professionally produced operas to have been designed as a semi-opera; the others were all adaptations of earlier plays. Dryden made a real attempt to integrate the music into the drama, but since he ascribed to the dramatic conventions of the period which virtually confined music to allegorical or /5.

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10, ). Description: 1 online resource. Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web. Other Titles: King Arthur, or, The. 50+ videos Play all Mix - Purcell - King Arthur or the British Worthy YouTube H. Purcell: Suit from «King Arthur» Z - Duration: Dramma per mus views.

As the curtain rises on King Arthur or The British Worthy, Conon, Duke of Cornwall, Albanact, Captain of Arthur's Guards, and Aurelius, a friend of the king, discuss the coming battle that will. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for King Arthur; or, the British Worthy: A Dramatick Opera by John Dryden (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. Tapestry showing Arthur as one of the Nine Worthies, wearing a coat of arms often attributed to him (c. ) King Arthur was a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries.

The details of Arthur's story are mainly composed of folklore and literary invention. Gerald of Wales (d. ) writes that he was present at the exhumation of King Arthur from a grave discovered at Glastonbury Abbey around or ; this is part of his account: This is an engraving of the lead cross Gerald describes.

The. Which brings me to the play which is the subject of this post; King Arthur; or, The British Worthy, written by John Dryden () originally inbut then set to music by Henry Purcell () in The play premiered at the Queen’s Theatre in May King Arthur (The British Worthy), A Semi-Opera in Five Acts For Solo, Chorus and Orchestra with English Text (Vocal Score) By Henry Purcell Vocal Score Item: KCategory: Vocal (Opera) Score.

King Arthur, or, the British worthy by Purcell, Henry, Publication date Topics Arthur, King Publisher London: Printed for Jacob Tonson Collection newberry Contributor The Newberry Library Language English. Addeddate GENERIC RAW BOOK ZIP download. download 1 file. Originally published inthis book contains an edition of John Dryden's play King Arthur, which was first performed in The subsequent alterations made by Henry Purcell are noted where they alter or expand the text.

This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English opera or Restoration drama. Arthur here becomes the comic book delusional fantasy of a pudgy, narcissistic, emigrant-phobic politico requiring psychiatric treatment.

“King Arthur or Author: Mark Swed. Arthur Murphy: "The original is in Dryden's wildest manner. Arthur, the British worthy, does not appear in that grandeur, which might be expected.

He retains too much of fabulous history from Geoffrey of Monmouth. The scene lies in Kent, where Oswald, a. Close section King Arthur: or The British Worthy.

To the MARQUISS of HALLIFAX. Prologue to the OPERA, Spoken by Mr. Betterton. Dramatis Personæ. Close section KING ARTHUR: OR, THE BRITISH WORTHY. Close section ACT I. SCENE I. SCENE II. SCENE III. Close section ACT II. SCENE I. SCENE II. SCENE III. SCENE IV. Close section ACT III. SCENE I. The first book shall treat how Uther Pendragon begat the noble conqueror, King Arthur, and containeth 28 chapters.

The second book treateth of Balyn the noble knight, and containeth 19 chapters. The third book treateth of the marriage of King Arthur to Queen Guinevere, with other matters, and containeth 15 chapters.

Legend of King Arthur 'is NOT a British tale and was stolen from the French' THE legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table was in fact "stolen" from the French, new research has.Henry Purcell King Arthur or The British Worthy Libretto von John Dryden Prologue to the Opera, Spoken by Mr.

Betterton. Sure there's a Dearth of Wit in this dull Town, When silly Plays so savourly go down: As when Clipp'd Money passes, 'tis a sign A Nation is not over-stock'd with Coin.

Happy is he, who, in his own Defence.KING ARTHUR or THE BRITISH WORTHY Semi opera in five acts. Libretto John Dryden. Premiere May or JuneLondon (Dorset Garden Theatre) Cast PHILADEL (Soprano) GRIMBALD (Bass / Baritone) SHEPHERD (Tenor) CUPID (Soprano) COLD GENIUS (Bass) AEOLUS (Bass / Baritone) VENUS (Soprano) CHORUS sheperds and shepherdesses.