GRE Question of the Day (November 8)
Contemporary literary scholars have come to discard the once-conventional image of English theater in the time of Elizabeth I as an anomalous literary wonder, a sudden flowering of creativity rooted not in the dramatic traditions of England but the theater of ancient Greece and Rome. While acknowledging the debt of the Elizabethan playwrights to the dramas of Terence, Plautus, and Seneca, and to the Poetics of Aristotle, the majority of theater scholars today regard Elizabethan drama as being organically related to traditional English drama, above all to the medieval cycles of mystery and morality plays.
For the following question, consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.
Which of the following is NOT consistent with the passage above?
A) Theater historians have significantly altered their views of the origins of Elizabethan drama.
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