The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama

Editor J. Douglas Canfield, Maja-Lisa von Sneidern

Broadview Press | May 31, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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This is the first new full-scale anthology of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama in over sixty years. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses especially on Restoration drama proper (1660-1688) and Revolution drama (1689-1714), with a smaller selection of plays from the early Georgian period (1715-1737) and a glimpse at the later Georgian period's "laughing comedy" (1770s and 80s). It includes nine sub-genres (heroic romance, political tragedy, personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy), with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy.

The core canonical plays from the era-from Dryden's All for Love and Behn's The Rover to Congreve's The Way of the World and Sheridan's School for Scandal-are all here, but so are a remarkably wide range of non-canonical works. There are many more plays by women than in any previous general anthology of drama of the period. Also included are a number of works from the neglected 1660s, whose comedies feature delightful, subversive, levelling folk elements. In all there are forty-one plays; each is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, head-notes for each genre, and a glossary.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1977 pages, 9.25 × 7.75 × 1.69 in

Published: May 31, 2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551112701

ISBN - 13: 9781551112701

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The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama

The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama

Editor J. Douglas Canfield, Maja-Lisa von Sneidern

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1977 pages, 9.25 × 7.75 × 1.69 in

Published: May 31, 2001

Publisher: Broadview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1551112701

ISBN - 13: 9781551112701

Table of Contents

Introduction Procedures Map Heroic Romance The History of Henry the Fifth Roger Boyle, First Earl of Orrery Tamerlane Nicholas Rowe Lucius, The First Christian King of Britain Delarivier Manley Political Tragedy The Unhappy Favorite John Banks Lucius Junius Brutus Nathaniel Lee Cato Joseph Addison Personal Tragedy All for Love John Dryden The Fair Penitent Nicholas Rowe The London Merchant George Lillo Tragicomic Romance Marriage a la Mode John Dryden Oroonoko Thomas Southerne The Conscious Lovers Richard Steele Social Comedy The Committee Sir Robert Howard The Man of Mode George Etherege The Rover Aphra Behn City Politics John Crowne Love's Last Shift Colley Gibber The Way of the World William Congreve The Beau Defeated Mary Fix Love at a Loss Catharine Trotter A Bold Stroke for a Wife Susanna Centlivre Subversive Comedy The Old Troop John Lacy The Careless Lovers Edward Ravenscroft The Country Wife William Wycherley Friendship in Fashion Thomas Otway A True Widow Thomas Shadwell Sir Anthony Love Thomas Southerne The Beaux' Stratagem George Farquhar The Beggar's Opera John Gay Corrective Satire The Princess of Cleves Nathaniel Lee The Lucky Chance Aphra Behn The Relapse John Vanbrugh Polly John Gay Menippean Satire The Rump John Tatham A Fond Husband Thomas Durfey Venice Preserved Thomas Otway Amphitryon John Dryden The Authors Farce Henry Fielding Laughing Comedy The Belle's Stratagem Hannah Cowley She St
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From the Publisher

This is the first new full-scale anthology of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama in over sixty years. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses especially on Restoration drama proper (1660-1688) and Revolution drama (1689-1714), with a smaller selection of plays from the early Georgian period (1715-1737) and a glimpse at the later Georgian period's "laughing comedy" (1770s and 80s). It includes nine sub-genres (heroic romance, political tragedy, personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy), with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy.

The core canonical plays from the era-from Dryden's All for Love and Behn's The Rover to Congreve's The Way of the World and Sheridan's School for Scandal-are all here, but so are a remarkably wide range of non-canonical works. There are many more plays by women than in any previous general anthology of drama of the period. Also included are a number of works from the neglected 1660s, whose comedies feature delightful, subversive, levelling folk elements. In all there are forty-one plays; each is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, head-notes for each genre, and a glossary.

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This is the first new full-scale anthology of Restoration and eighteenth-century drama in over sixty years. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses especially on Restoration drama proper (1660-1688) and Revolution drama (1689-1714), with a smaller selection of plays from the early Georgian period (1715-1737) and a glimpse at the later Georgian period's "laughing comedy" (1770s and 80s). It includes nine sub-genres (heroic romance, political tragedy, personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy), with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy.

The core canonical plays from the era-from Dryden's All for Love and Behn's The Rover to Congreve's The Way of the World and Sheridan's School for Scandal-are all here, but so are a remarkably wide range of non-canonical works. There are many more plays by women than in any previous general anthology of drama of the period. Also included are a number of works from the neglected 1660s, whose comedies feature delightful, subversive, levelling folk elements. In all there are forty-one plays; each is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, head-notes for each genre, and a glossary.

About the Author

The late J. Douglas Canfield was Regents' Professor of English at the University of Arizona. Among his many works on Restoration and eighteenth-century literature are Heroes and States: On the Ideology of Restoration Tragedy and Tricksters and Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy.

Maja-Lisa von Sneidern is an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona.