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A Companion to Restoration Drama

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A Companion to Restoration Drama
A Companion to Restoration Drama By
2001 | 469 Pages | ISBN: 0631219234 | PDF | 9 MB
This Companion illustrates the vitality and diversity of dramatic work 1660 to 1710. Twenty-five essays by leading scholars in the field bring together the best recent insights into the full range of dramatic practice and innovation at the time.Introduces readers to the recent boom in scholarship that has revitalised Restoration drama Explores historical and cultural contexts, genres of Restoration drama, and key dramatists, among them Dryden and Behn Content: Chapter 1 The Post?1660 Theatres as Performance Spaces (pages 1-18): Edward A. LanghansChapter 2 Restoration Dramatic Theory and Criticism (pages 19-35): Paul D. CannanChapter 3 Theatrical Regulation during the Restoration Period (pages 36-52): Matthew J. KinservikChapter 4 Libertinism and Sexuality (pages 53-68): Maximillian E. NovakChapter 5 The Restoration Actress (pages 69-91): Deborah Payne FiskChapter 6 Masculinity in Restoration Drama (pages 92-108): Laura J. RosenthalChapter 7 Images of Monarchy on the Restoration Stage (pages 109-125): Jessica MunnsChapter 8 Restoration Drama and Politics: An Overview (pages 126-139): Susan J. OwenChapter 9 Restoration Drama and Social Class (pages 140-160): Aparna DharwadkerChapter 10 Race, Performance and the Silenced Prince of Angola (pages 161-176): Mita ChoudhuryChapter 11 Restoration Drama after the Restoration: The Critics, the Repertory and the Canon (pages 177-192): Brian CormanChapter 12 Heroic Drama and Tragicomedy (pages 193-210): Derek HughesChapter 13 Restoration Comedy (pages 211-227): J. Douglas CanfieldChapter 14 Tragedy and Varieties of Serious Drama (pages 228-242): Jean I. MarsdenChapter 15 London Theatre Music, 1660-1719 (pages 243-273): Todd S. GilmanChapter 16 Shakespeare and Other Adaptations (pages 274-290): Sandra ClarkChapter 17 Rakes, Wives and Merchants: Shifts from the Satirical to the Sentimental (pages 291-308): Kirk CombeChapter 18 William Davenant and John Dryden (pages 309-325): Richard KrollChapter 19 'Still on the Criminal's Side, against the Innocent': Etherege, Wycherley and the Ironies of Wit (pages 326-339): Robert MarkleyChapter 20 'Who Vices Dare Explode': Thomas Shadwell, Thomas Durfey and Didactic Drama of the Restoration (pages 340-354): Christopher J. WheatleyChapter 21 Otway, Lee and the Restoration History Play (pages 355-377): Paulina KewesChapter 22 Elkanah Settle, John Crowne and Nahum Tate (pages 378-395): Don?John DugasChapter 23 Two Female Playwrights of the Restoration: Aphra Behn and Susanna Centlivre (pages 396-411): Cynthia LowenthalChapter 24 William Congreve and Thomas Southerne (pages 412-428): Miriam HandleyChapter 25 Sir John Vanbrugh and George Farquhar in the Post?Restoration Age (pages 429-445): John Bull





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