"History is closely followed": The Authority of Historical Discourse in Byron's Venetian Plays

Pomarè, Carla
July 2006
Textus;2006, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p419
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the plays "Marino Faliero" and "The Two Foscari," by dramatist George Gordon Byron. Both plays address the issue of the nature of authority within the state by reviving an historical episode that is centred around the conflict between an old Doge and the Venetian ruling aristocracy. They also reveal how authority is legitimized through the writing of history when dealing with the issue of authority and the struggle for the power in the state.


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