Loggerville literary society

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byWilliam Sandys

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... XIV. Dandyados.--A Tragedy, written by Simon Fudge, Esq., with Notes and Observations by various Commentators. "Gallants, we here present you with a play, The product of a country holiday." (From Prologue to the Tragi-Comedy of Joan of Headington, by Dr. Wm. King.) The following drama properly comes within the class of burlesque, a species of composition as old as the Greeks and Romans; and, at one time, much in vogue. We claim for it, however, a higher position in literature than the numerous parodies or burlesques, which for some years past have been so frequently produced at our theatres, which, in many instances, are little more than vehicles for puns. We do not purpose to enter into a lengthened account of these compositions, but may name amongst the more noted theatrical burlesques, Shakespeare's Pyramus and Thisbe in the Midsummer Night's Dream, which, under the name of Absurda Comica or Peter Squenz, was dramatized in Germany more than 200 years since; the Rehearsal, by the Duke of Buckingham, written as a satire on Dryden's and other favourite plays of the age; Tom Thumb, as originally written by Fielding with the same object; Lindamira by Foote; Ohrononhotonthologus by Carey; the Dragon of Wantley; the Tailors, or a tragedy for warm weather, of which the first representation caused a riot at the theatre, the sartorian fraternity considering themselves insulted by it; the Critic by Sheridan, still occasionally performed; the Quadrupeds of Quedlinburgh by Canning, which first appeared in the Anti-Jacobin as the Rovers of Weimar. Then, of more recent date, Bombastes Furioso by Khodes, perhaps the most amusing of its particular class; Hamlet Travestie by Poole, (Paul Pry Poole); Dr. Bolus; Amoroso, King of Little Britain; Punch,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... XIV. Dandyados.--A Tragedy, written by Simon Fudge, Esq., with Notes and Observations by various Commentators....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021794079X

ISBN - 13:9780217940795

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