Sheridan Studies by James MorwoodSheridan Studies by James Morwood

Sheridan Studies

EditorJames Morwood, David Crane

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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This is the first systematic attempt to establish Sheridan as a major figure in the history of English comedy. Leading scholars address Sheridan's role not only as an outstanding playwright, but also as the manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and his subsequent career in politics. This volume undertakes an important reevaluation of Sheridan's achievements as a master of rhetoric in both the theatrical and political worlds, and provides a much needed contemporary assessment of his importance in the history of comedy.
Title:Sheridan StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521034396

ISBN - 13:9780521034395


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Some dates in Sheridan's life; Introduction; 1. Theatre in the age of Garrick and Sheridan Mark S. Auburn; 2. 'Future retrospection': rereading Sheridan's reviewers Richard C. Taylor; 3. Sheridan, Congreve and The School for Scandal Eric Rump; 4. Sheridan, Molière and the idea of the school in The School for Scandal James Morwood; 5. Satire and celebration in The Critic David Crane; 6. Sheridan and language Jack D. Durant; 7. Foiling the rival: argument and identity in Sheridan's speeches Christopher Reid; 8. The political career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Christopher Clayton; 9. The ruin of a public man: the rise and fall of Richard Brinsley Sheridan as political reformer Marc Baer; 10. On producing Sheridan Peter Wood; Select bibliography; Alphabetical list of plays mentioned; Index.