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The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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This rich and varied portrait of drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theater that followed the Restoration of Charles II is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. Contributors pay attention to major and minor playwrights, the first professional female dramatists, the performance aspects of the drama and the main dramatic genres and themes.

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Fourteen specially commissioned essays provide information about staging, playwrights, themes and genres in the drama of the Restoration.

Synopsis:

This rich and varied portrait of drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theater that followed the Restoration of Charles II is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. Contributors pay attention to major and minor playwrights, the first professional female dramatists, the performance aspects of the drama and the main dramatic genres and themes.

Synopsis:

Fourteen specially commissioned essays provide essential information about staging, playwrights, themes and genres in the drama of the Restoration.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-288) and index.

Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. The theatre Edward A. Langhans; 2. The performance Joseph Roach; 3. Adaptations and revivals Michael Dobson; 4. Comedy Brian Corman; 5. Tragedy Christopher J. Wheatley; 6. Tragicomedy Nancy Klein Maguire; 7. Farce Peter Holland; 8. Restoration and settlement: 1660 and 1688 Derek Hughes; 9. Change, scepticism and uncertainty Jessica Munns; 10. Drama and political crisis Susan J. Owens; 11. Spectacle, horror and pathos Jean Marsden; 12. Gender, sexuality and marriage Pat Gill; 13. Playwright versus priest Michael Cordner; 14. The canon and its critics Robert Markley; Biographies and selected bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521588126
Editor:
Payne Fisk, Deborah
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Payne Fisk, Deborah
Author:
Payne Fisk, Deborah
Author:
Fisk, Deborah Payne
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
English drama
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
English drama--Restoration, 1660-1700--Histor
Subject:
English drama--Restoration, 1660-1700--History and criticism--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Subject:
Theater--England--History--17th century--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Subject:
Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Subject:
English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700.
Subject:
Drama -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
14th
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 b/w illus.
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
8.93x6.03x.79 in. 1.12 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fourteen specially commissioned essays provide information about staging, playwrights, themes and genres in the drama of the Restoration.
"Synopsis" by , This rich and varied portrait of drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theater that followed the Restoration of Charles II is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. Contributors pay attention to major and minor playwrights, the first professional female dramatists, the performance aspects of the drama and the main dramatic genres and themes.
"Synopsis" by , Fourteen specially commissioned essays provide essential information about staging, playwrights, themes and genres in the drama of the Restoration.
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