Daily Archives: October 1, 2005

Item of the Day: Dryden’s All for Love (1692)

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Full Title:

All for Love: or, the World well Lost. A Tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal; and Written in Imitation of Shakespeare’s Stile.

Written by John Dryden (1631-1700). Includes epistle dedicatory and preface. Printed in London for H. Herringman, and sold by R. Bently, J. Tonson, F. Saunders, and T. Bennet, 1692.

Also by John Dryden:

The Comedies, Tragedies, and Operas Written by John Dryden. Now first Collected together, and Corrected from the Originals. In Two Volumes. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Contents: v. 1. An essay on dramatick poesie. The wild gallant. The rival ladies. The Indian emperor: or, The conquest of Mexico. Secret love: or, The maiden queen. Sir Martin Mar-all: or, The feign’d innocence. The tempest: or, The enchanted island. An evening’s love: or, The mock-astrologer. Tyrannick love: or, The royal martyr. Almanzor and Almahide: or, The conquest of Granada. Marriage a-la-mode. The assignation: or, Love in a nunnery. Amboyna. State of Innocence: and Fall of man. Folio, boxed.

Contents: v. 2. Aurenge-Zebe: or, The great Mogul. All for love: or, The world well lost. Limberham: or, The kind keeper. Oedipus. Troilus and Cressida: or, Truth found too late. The Spanish fryar: or, The double discovery. The Duke of Guise. Albion and Albanius. Don Sebastian, king of Portugal. Amphitryon: or, The two Sosia’s. Cleomenes, the Spartan hero. King Arthur: or, The British worthy. Love triumphant: or, Nature will prevail. Folio, boxed.

Both volumes printed in London for Jacob Tonson, Thomas Bennet and Richard Wellington, 1701.



Filed under 1690's, Posted by Carrie Shanafelt, Theater