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The Cambridge companion to English Restoration theatre

Author: Deborah Payne Fisk
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This rich and varied portrait of the drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theatre which 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Payne Fisk
ISBN: 9780511999369 0511999364
OCLC Number: 123911180
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 294 pages : illustrations).
Contents: The theatre / Edward A. Langhans --
The performance / Joseph Roach --
Adaptations and revivals / Michael Dobson --
Comedy / Brian Corman --
Tragedy / Christopher J. Wheatley --
Tragicomedy / Nancy Klein Maguire --
Farce / Peter Holland --
Restoration and settlement: 1660 and 1688 / Derek Hughes --
Change, skepticism, and uncertainty / Jessica Munns --
Drama and political crisis / Susan J. Owen --
Spectacle, horror, and pathos / Jean I. Marsden --
Gender, sexuality, and marriage / Pat Gill --
Playwright versus priest: profanity and the wit of restoration comedy / Michael Cordner --
The canon and its critics / Robert Markley.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Payne Fisk.
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