Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century English Drama

ISBN-10: 1551112701

ISBN-13: 9781551112701

Edition: 2001

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This is the first new full-scale anthology of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama in over sixty years. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses especially on Restoration drama proper (1660-1688) and Revolution drama (1689-1714), with a smaller selection of plays from the early Georgian period (1715-1737) and a glimpse at the later Georgian period's "laughing comedy" (1770s and 80s). It includes nine sub-genres (heroic romance, political tragedy, personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy), with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy.The core canonical plays from the era—from Dryden's All for Love and Behn's The Rover to Congreve's The Way of the World and Sheridan's School for Scandal—are all here, but so are a remarkably wide range of non-canonical works. There are many more plays by women than in any previous general anthology of drama of the period. Also included are a number of works from the neglected 1660s, whose comedies feature delightful, subversive, levelling folk elements. In all there are forty-one plays; each is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, head-notes for each genre, and a glossary.
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List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Broadview Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 2000
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.69" tall
Weight: 4.004
Language: English

J. Douglas Canfield is Regents Professor of English and Comparative Cultural and Literary Studies at the University of Arizona.

Heroic Romance
The History of Henry the Fifth
Lucius, The First Christian King of Britain
Political Tragedy
The Unhappy Favorite
Lucius Junius Brutus
Personal Tragedy
All for Love
The Fair Penitent
The London Merchant
Tragicomic Romance
Marriage a la Mode
The Conscious Lovers
Social Comedy
The Committee
The Man of Mode
The Rover
City Politics
Love's Last Shift
The Way of the World
The Beau Defeated
Love at a Loss
A Bold Stroke for a Wife
Subversive Comedy
The Old Troop
The Careless Lovers
The Country Wife
Friendship in Fashion
A True Widow
Sir Anthony Love
The Beaux' Stratagem
The Beggar's Opera
Corrective Satire
The Princess of Cleves
The Lucky Chance
The Relapse
Menippean Satire
The Rump
A Fond Husband
Venice Preserved
The Author's Farce
Laughing Comedy
The Belle's Stratagem
She Stoops to Conquer
The School for Scandal
Index of Authors and Titles
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