1854598481
Book:Restoration comedy / edited and introduced by Trevor R. Griffiths and Simon Trussler.:2005 Book Restoration comedy / edited and introduced by Trevor R. Griffiths and Simon Trussler.
Restoration comedy / edited and introduced by Trevor R. Griffiths and Simon Trussler.
Author: Griffiths, Trevor R.
Author: Trussler, Simon.
Author: Wycherley, William, 1640-1716.
Author: Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689.
Author: Congreve, William, 1670-1729.
Publication year: 2005
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Nick Hern,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781854598486 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Formerly CIP.
Contents: Contents: The country wife / Wycherley - The rover / Aphra Behn - The way of the world / Congreve
This is a collection of three restoration comedies - 'Wycherley's 'The Country Wife', Aphra Behn's 'The Rover' and Congreve's 'The Way of the World'. `One no more owes one's beauty to a lover, than one's wit to an echo.' With the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the republican ban on organised theatre was lifted - and plays exploded back onto the public stage with newfound relish. The arrival of actresses for the first time encouraged a great sense of release, which expressed itself in the form of sophisticated comedies exploring the sexual behaviour and moralities of society. This volume features three of the most popular Restoration Comedies: The Country Wife by William Wycherley - a supremely bawdy comedy in which the aptly named Horner pretends to be a eunuch in order to seduce women under the noses of their husbands. The Way of the World by William Congreve - a brilliant comedy of manners, complete with dashing suitor, rich heiress and vengeful aunt. The Rover by Aphra Behn
Series title: Drama classic collections
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liii, 361 p. ; 20 cm.

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