Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.98 in
Published: June 1, 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0192832964
ISBN - 13: 9780192832962
About the Book
This is a unique edition of four "high society" Victorian comedies, currently enjoying revival on the London stage. The volume includes: Dion Boucicault's London Assurance, W. S. Gilbert's Engaged, Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Money, and Henry James's The High Bid. Each of the plays deals with marriage, tests of affection, and the power of money.
A critical introduction, a wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.
From the Publisher
Dion Boucicault: London Assurance
W. S. Gilbert: Engaged
Edward Bulwer-Lytton: Money
Henry James: The High Bid
Oxford English Drama offers plays from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries in selections that make available both rarely printed and canonical works. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. Critical introductions, wide-ranging annotation, and informative bibliographies
illuminate the plays'' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.
''The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.'' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University
About the Author
Klaus Stierstorfer is at University of Wurzburg.