Identifier: 46

Title of the Review/Article: 

Lectures on Dramatic Literature. By W. A. [sic] Schlegel. Translated from the German, by John Black Esq. (Art. no. IV)

Periodical (dates): The Edinburgh Review (1802-1929)
Volume: 26
Number: 51
Date: 1816 (February)
Place of publication: Edinburgh
Pages: 67-107
Editor: Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)
Author (Reviewer): William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Book (Reviewed):

August Wilhelm Schlegel. A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature. Translated by John Black, 2 vols. (London: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; William Blackwood; John Cumming).

Brief description:

This is a review of the first English translation of August Wilhelm Schlegel’s Vorlessungen über schöne Litteratur und Kunst (1803-1804). Hazlitt expresses his disagreement with the German author’s high regard of Spanish literature, which he dismisses with a passing reference to Cervantes, Calderón and Lope de Vega.

Spanish authors mentioned:

Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616)
Félix Lope de Vega (1562-1635)

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