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When England's theaters reopened in 1660, 18 years after being closed by an act of Parliament, audiences embraced the witty and satirical dialogue spoken by "plain folks" characters—it was a new era in drama. The four comedy classics featured in this one convenient collection are typical of the works popularized during one of the most exciting and innovative periods in English theater.

Brimming with bawdy and satirical comedies and rampant with notorious womanizers, amorous adventure, and marital discord are works by William Wycherley (The Country Wife), Sir George Etherege (The Man of Mode), Aphra Behn (The Rover), and Sir John Vanbrugh (The Relapse).

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Comedy classics that defined a new era in drama: The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh.

Synopsis:

Characterized by witty and satirical dialogue among "plain folks," these 4 comedy classics defined a new era in drama. The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh remain popular works among drama and English Literature students.

Table of Contents

William Wycherley The Country Wife (1675)

Sir George Etherege The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter (1676)

Aphra Behn The Rover or The Banished Cavaliers (1677)

Sir John Vanbrugh The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger (1696)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486445700
Author:
Wycherley, William
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Behn, Aphra
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Etherege, George
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
English drama (Comedy)
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Drama-Play Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.63 lb

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Comedy classics that defined a new era in drama: The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh.

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Characterized by witty and satirical dialogue among "plain folks," these 4 comedy classics defined a new era in drama. The Country Wife by William Wycherley; The Man of Mode by Sir George Etheredge; The Rover by Aphra Benn; and The Relapse by Sir John Vanbrugh remain popular works among drama and English Literature students.
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