The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre by Deborah Payne FiskThe Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre by Deborah Payne Fisk

The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre

EditorDeborah Payne Fisk

Paperback | May 29, 2000

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This rich and varied portrait of drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theater that followed the Restoration of Charles II is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. Contributors pay attention to major and minor playwrights, the first professional female dramatists, the performance aspects of the drama and the main dramatic genres and themes.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration TheatreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:May 29, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052158812x

ISBN - 13:9780521588126

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Table of Contents

Chronology; 1. The theatre Edward A. Langhans; 2. The performance Joseph Roach; 3. Adaptations and revivals Michael Dobson; 4. Comedy Brian Corman; 5. Tragedy Christopher J. Wheatley; 6. Tragicomedy Nancy Klein Maguire; 7. Farce Peter Holland; 8. Restoration and settlement: 1660 and 1688 Derek Hughes; 9. Change, scepticism and uncertainty Jessica Munns; 10. Drama and political crisis Susan J. Owens; 11. Spectacle, horror and pathos Jean Marsden; 12. Gender, sexuality and marriage Pat Gill; 13. Playwright versus priest Michael Cordner; 14. The canon and its critics Robert Markley; Biographies and selected bibliography; Index.

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This scholarly anthology, edited by Deborah Payne Fisk, thoroughly discusses essential information about playwrights, staging and genre between the years 1660 and 1714. The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theater provides students with a rich and varied portrait of the theater that was created within the political context of the rule of Charles II. A team of 14 international experts was commissioned to contribute pieces to this seminal text, which covers everything from the appearance of the first professional female dramatists as well as the social conditions that prescribed the performance of these plays.

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"The inclusiveness of the essays and the enthusiasm of their well-qualified authors make for a volume of admirable relevance and interest. Highly recommended." Choice