John Donne. British. 1633. Poetry. “Go and Catch a Falling Star.” Series of impossible feats is less difficult than the task of finding a woman “true and faire.”
John Donne. British. 1633. Poetry. “
John Fletcher. British. 1634. Play. The Two Noble Kinsmen. Palamon and Arcite—the same as Chaucer’s “Knight’s Tale.” Two friends vie for the same girl. Duel. Winner gets the girl; loser to be executed. Arcite wins, falls from horse; before dying, gives girl to Palamon.
John Milton. British. 1634. Masque. Comus. Theme: struggle between chaste temperance and sensual pleasure with both causes eloquently represented.
Pierre Corneille. French. 1635. Play. Medee (Medea). First tragedy by Corneille; Medea’s bloody vengeance on the faithless Jason.