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Literary Criticism Drama

John Galt's Dramas

A Brief Review

by (author) G.H. Needler

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2019
Drama, General, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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This volume is a biography of the dramas of John Galt, a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and social and political commentator. It includes discussion of Galt’s Lady Macbeth, Maddalen, Clytemnestra, Orpheus and The Savoyard, The Mermaid, Athol: a Tragedy, The Betrothment: a Tragedy, and more.

About the author

G.H. NEEDLER, the author of this book, is a native of Ontario, of mingled English and Scotch-Irish ancestry. After graduation at the University of Toronto and extended study in Germany, he became a member of the staff of University College, and was for several years Head of the Department of German. He has published a metrical translation of the The Nibelungenlied and shared in the making of several school text-books. Since becoming Professor emeritus he has edited a volume of letters of Mrs. Jameson to Goethe’s daughter-in-law, which he found in the Weimar Archives. The present book is a by-product of further study in the early Canadian field, particularly John Galt’s writings and his work with the Canada Company, which forms the background for “The Lone Shieling.”

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