George Gordon Byron: The Two Foscari (3266 words)

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The Two Foscari is, along with Mario Faliero, one of Byron’s two Venetian dramas. The former work was composed over a short period of time and published with Cain and Sardanapalus in December 1821. The Two Foscari shares with Sardanapalus (and with a number of Byron’s early lyric poems) the themes of ancestry, family, and honour. Like Byron’s narrative poem “The Prisoner of Chillon”, The Two Foscari is, on a number of levels, a study of the effects of imprisonment and confinement, while the larger arc of the play’s narrative is its dramatisation of the often secretive and complex political machinery of the fifteenth-century Venetian Republic. In The Two Foscari Byron …

Citation: White, Adam. "The Two Foscari". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 February 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=7999, accessed 30 September 2022.]

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