Restoration and Eighteenth Century Comedy

McMillin Scott

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: W. W. Norton And Co
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 1973
Edition: First Edition

Description: 563 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The Five Plays In This Volume Are, As The Editor Writes,'comedies About Men And Women Who Live In London, Care For Sex And Money, And Make Fools Of One Another If Not Of Themselves'.

Publishers Description: This Second Edition builds on its predecessors strengths by adding a sixth play, Aphra Behns The Rover, a comedy that has clearly come into prominence in recent years. The plays are fully annotated for the modern reader and are accompanied by six illustrations. The close relationship between theater and society during the period continues to be the focus of Contexts.� The editor offers contemporary discussions of the following topics: On Wit, Humour, and Laughter: 1660“1775,� The Collier Controversy: 1698,� Steele and Dennis: On The Man of Mode and The Conscious Lovers,� and Stages, Actors, and Audiences.� Criticism� has been revised to reflect approaches in scholarly interpretations. Two seminal essays from the First Edition have been retained•Charles Lambs appreciation of the periods comedy and L. C. Knightss condemnation of it. New essays by Jocelyn Powell, Harriet Hawkins, Elin Diamond, Martin Price, and Laura Brown have been added. Illustrated

ISBN: 0393099970

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