• (noun): English writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606).
    Synonyms: John Lyly

Some articles on lyly:

Mother Bombie - Source, Style, and Influence
... Unlike Lyly's other plays, which can be described as lightly plotted, Mother Bombie has a tight and complex plot ... of Terence is obvious — "This is Lyly's single exploration into the Terentian mode of comedy." Except for the title character and one servant, all the characters in the play have Latin names ... determined the story, apparently, is largely original with Lyly ...
Cynthia's Revels - Influence
... modeled this play (for him, an atypically unrealistic work) on the plays of John Lyly, specifically Lyly's Galathea, Midas, Sapho and Phao, and Endymion ... Though Jonson refers to Lyly's plays as umbrae, plays long dead, Judson disputes the view of other critics that Jonson was satirizing or ridiculing Lyly ...
Sapho And Phao - Performance and Publication
... In these respects it resembles Campaspe, Lyly's other early play and like Campaspe, sources conflict on the identity of the acting company that performed the work ... title page of the play's first edition specifies the Children of Paul's, Lyly's regular company, and the Children of the Chapel ... was also included in Six Court Comedies, the initial collection of Lyly's plays published by Edward Blount in 1632 ...
Love's Metamorphosis - Performance and Publication
... by the Children of Paul's, the troupe of child actors that was Lyly's regular company, and "now" (c ... out of Six Court Comedies (1632), the first collected edition of Lyly's plays and there is no evidence that it was ever a "Court comedy," that it was ever acted at ... Fairholt's 1858 edition of Lyly's collected works ...
Sapho And Phao
... Elizabethan era stage play, a comedy written by John Lyly ... One of Lyly's earliest dramas, it was likely the first that the playwright devoted to the allegorical idealization of Queen Elizabeth I that became the predominating feature of Lyly's dramatic canon ...

Famous quotes containing the word lyly:

    Hark, hark, with what a pretty throat
    Poor robin-redbreast tunes his note;
    Hark, how the jolly cuckoos sing
    Cuckoo—to welcome in the spring!
    Cuckoo—to welcome in the spring!
    —John Lyly (1553–1606)

    A clear conscience is a sure card.
    —John Lyly (1554–1606)

    Pan’s Syrinx was a girl indeed,
    Though now she’s turned into a reed;
    From that dear reed Pan’s pipe does come,
    A pipe that strikes Apollo dumb;
    Nor flute, nor lute, nor gittern can
    So chant it, as the pipe of Pan;
    —John Lyly (1553–1606)