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#Cleomenes, the Spartan heroe a tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal / written by Mr. Dryden ; to which is prefixt The life of Cleomenes.#

##Dryden, John, 1631-1700.## Cleomenes, the Spartan heroe a tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre Royal / written by Mr. Dryden ; to which is prefixt The life of Cleomenes. Dryden, John, 1631-1700.

##General Summary##

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  1. 2002-07 TCP Assigned for keying and markup
  2. 2002-09 SPi Global Keyed and coded from ProQuest page images
  3. 2002-10 Olivia Bottum Sampled and proofread
  4. 2003-04 SPi Global Rekeyed and resubmitted
  5. 2003-05 Rina Kor Sampled and proofread
  6. 2003-05 Rina Kor Text and markup reviewed and edited
  7. 2003-06 pfs Batch review (QC) and XML conversion

##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. To the Right Honourable The Earl of ROCHESTER, Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter, &c.

  2. PREFACE. The following Verses were sent me by a young Gentleman, under Twenty Years of Age, whose Modesty wouThe following Verses were sent me by a young Gentleman, under Twenty Years of Age, whose Modesty wouTo Mr. Dryden, on his CLEOMENES.HAs Youth then lost its great Prerogative?And do's the Soul alone fo

  3. THE LIFE OF CLEOMENES.

  4. PROLOGUE,

  5. EPILOGUE,

  6. Persons Represented.

#####Body#####

  1. CLEOMENES THE Spartan-Heroe, A TRAGEDY.

    _ ACT I.

    • SCENE I. SCENE, The Sea-Port of Alexandria.

    _ ACT II.

    • SCENE I.

    • SCENE II. The Apartment of Cassandra.

    • The SCENE opens and discovers Cassandra's Apartment. Musicians and Dancers—Ptolomy leads in Cassandra, Sosybius follows—They Sit. Towards the end of the Song and Dance; Enter Cleomenes and Cleanthes on one side of the Stage, where they stand.

    _ ACT III.

    • SCENE I. SCENE, The King's Apartment.

    • SCENE of a Temple with Illuminations. An Altar, Apis painted above; Priests and Choristers. Ptolomy, Cassandra, Courtiers Men and Women, all decently plac'd. Musick Instrumental and Vocal. Then Ptolomy taking Cassandra by the Hand, advances to the Altar of Apis, bowing thrice, and gives the High Priest a Purse. Soft Musick all the while Ptolomy and Cassandra are Adoring and speaking.

    • SCENE, The Port of Alexandria.

    _ ACT IV.

    • SCENE, An Antichamber of Cassandra's Lodging.

    _ ACT V.

    • SCENE, A Prison.

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  • There are 2541 verse lines!
  • There are 770 drama parts! This is mixed prose (5) and verse (765) drama.
  • Oh, Mr. Jourdain, there is prose in there!

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