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Lille George (Lillo George)

( English dramatist.)

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Biography Lille George (Lillo George)
(1693-1739)
Born Feb. 4, 1693 in London, the son of the Flemish goldsmith, who married an Englishwoman. About life Lillo known only that he learned his father's trade, and kept his circle - the traders of the middle class.
The first piece Lillo, sentimental 'ballad opera' Sylvia, or Rural funerals (Sylvia, or The Country Burial, 1730), does not presaged his pioneering role of the founder of middle-class drama in prose. In the play The London Merchant, . or History of George Barnwell (The London Merchant, . or the History of George Barnwell, . 1731), he not only broke with the principles of classicism, . according to which the tragedy deals only with the great of this world and milestones, . but told the prosaic style artlessly-touching story about temptation, . fall and death of the London apprentices,
. In the same environment, the action takes place the second significant piece Lillo, curiosity Fatal (Fatal Curiosity, 1736), written by a white verse; material for her, he borrowed from a popular book in the years of killings. Less important to play the British and Batavia (Britannia and Batavia, 1734), Hero-Christian (The Christian Hero, 1735), Marina (Marina, 1738) and Elmerik, or the triumph of justice (Elmerick, or Justice Triumphant, 1740).
Lillo died in London on September 3, 1739.


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