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Restoration comedy crises of desire and identity by Burns, Edward

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • London (England),
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism,
  • Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism,
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature,
  • Social history in literature,
  • Drama -- Psychological aspects,
  • Desire in literature,
  • London (England) -- In literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEdward Burns.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR698.C6 B86 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 283 p. ;
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2718565M
ISBN 100312677898
LC Control Number86011827

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Restoration comedy disappeared from the stage for nearly years until it was revived early this century. Without the benefit of a performance tradition has suffered from an inappropriate literary and moralistic criticism which continues to this day. Yet this brilliant court and coterie comedy of sexual and social behaviour was an extraordinary success in its own time, and enjoys a unique. Restoration Comedy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Announcing a new series of Drama Classic Collections/5(9).   The comedy of manners was Restoration comedy’s most popular subgenre. Although they ultimately uphold the status quo, these plays scrutinise and ridicule upper-class society’s manners and rules of behaviour, providing an up-to-the-minute commentary on class, desire and the marriage market. The art of acting in restoration comedy, the buoyant, often bowdy romps which celebrated the reopening of the English theatres after Cromwell's dour reign, is the subject of Simon Callow's bold investigation. There is cause again to celebrate as Callow, one of Britain's foremost actors, aims to restore the form to all its original voluptuous by: 8.

The drama, especially Comedy of Manners proved to be one of the most important genres in the Restoration Era. It started developing after reopening of the theatres in The cynical decadence of the age was alien to the spirit of the Elizabethan romantic comedy. However, Restoration comedy was indebted to the Jonsonian school as well as to Beaumont and Fletcher. These plays are not representative of the average Restoration comedy, however. The reform of the ordinary rakish gentleman is the common pattern for the ending of the play. Similarly, extravagant rakes enter into marriage. However, as soon as the persistence of the rakes remains almost unquestioned, it is difficult to decide whether libertines. Read this book on Questia. Restoration Comedy, by Bonamy Dobrée, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Restoration Comedy, . Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy (Norton Critical Editions) Second Edition by Scott McMillin (Editor) out of 5 stars 13 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. /5(10).

Among the many sub-genres of comedy is the comedy of manners, or restoration comedy, which originated in France with Molière's "Les Precieuses Ridicules" ().Molière used this comic form to correct social : Esther Lombardi. (Applause Acting Series). The art of acting in restoration comedy, the buoyant, often bowdy romps which celebrated the reopening of the English theatres after Cromwell's dour reign, is the subject of Simon Callow's bold investigation. There is cause again to celebrate as Callow, one of Britain's foremost actors, aims to restore the form to all its original voluptuous vigor. The phrase 'Restoration comedy' might make you think of a fix-'em-up sitcom like Home Improvement. The truth is, though, that it refers to a type of . Get this from a library! Restoration comedy. [Trevor R Griffiths; Simon Trussler; William Wycherley; Aphra Behn; William Congreve;] -- "This book features three of the most popular comedies from the Restoration, all dealing with the place of women in society. With a play-by-play introduction, key dates and a glossary."--BOOK JACKET.