British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan

Representative selections from Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, comedy, satire, tragedy, and farce are prefaced by descriptions of the theaters, acting styles, methods of play production, and audiences.

Author: George Winchester Stone

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809307432

Category: Performing Arts

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Representative selections from Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, comedy, satire, tragedy, and farce are prefaced by descriptions of the theaters, acting styles, methods of play production, and audiences.

British Dramatists

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British dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan ed

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British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan

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English Drama

See Avery and Scouten, London Stage, I, clxx–clxxi; and British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan, edited by George Nettleton, Arthur Case, and George Winchester Stone, Jr, second edition (Boston, 1969), p. xiv.

Author: Richard W. Bevis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870913

Category: Literary Criticism

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What were the causes of Restoration drama's licentiousness? How did the elegantly-turned comedy of Congreve become the pointed satire of Fielding? And how did Sheridan and Goldsmith reshape the materials they inherited? In the first account of the entire period for more than a decade, Richard Bevis argues that none of these questions can be answered without an understanding of Augustan and Georgian history. The years between 1660 and 1789 saw considerable political and social upheaval, which is reflected in the eclectic array of dramatic forms that is Georgian theatre's essential characteristic.

Talking Drama

217-250; and Hamlet, The Riverside Shakespeare (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974), pp.1135-1198; George Villiers, The Rehearsal, British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan, eds. George Nettleton, Arthur Case, and George Stone (Boston: ...

Author: Judith Roof

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815802

Category: Art

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The essays in Talking Drama ask what the relation is between drama and its critics. In so far as we conceive of drama and theatre as arising from and providing some sense of social ritual and comment, drama is itself a critical genre, showing up the foibles and problems of human existence as well as the general hubris and errors of society. Plays both constitute criticism--of society, of ideas, of other plays--and deploy such self-critical gambits as plays within plays, characters who watch other characters, characters feigning roles and personalities, and even the overt inclusion of characters who are critics. Plays, thus, comment both on themselves and on the art of theatre generally. At the same time, drama implies other kinds of critics in the guise of the audience, reviewers, and those who might participate in its ideas. Just as plays produce the seeds of their own critique, so they also spur critique of their aesthetics, the artistry of their performance, and the ideas and conflicts they illustrate. Critics who review play performances are as much an intrinsic part of theatrical events as the audience and the plays themselves.

British dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan

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Coming Home Again

American Family Drama and the Figure of the Prodigal Geoffrey S. Proehl. The Iceman Cometh . ... In Hiss the Villain : Six English and American Melodramas . Edited by Michael R. Booth ... In British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan .

Author: Geoffrey S. Proehl

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635476

Category: Poetry

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This study focuses on the representation of the family in American drama, in particular, on various uses and conventions of the figure of the prodigal husband or son. It considers the lineage and function of this figure from the writings of Augustine, medieval iconography, Renaissance prodigal son plays, and temperance melodramas to such contemporary manifestations as television talk shows, the Recovery Movement, and plays by contemporary writers including Spalding Gray, Ntozake Shange, and Cherrie Moraga.

British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan A Collection of Plays Edited by G H Nettleton and A E Case

Author: George Henry NETTLETON (and CASE (Arthur Ellicott))

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The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre

The long lasting successof his generationof playwrights insuredthatEnglish stage comedy of the eighteenth century wouldremain ... Hereafter, Dryden references are to this edition. ... 14 British Dramatists from Dryden to Sheridan, ed.

Author: Deborah Payne Fisk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825674

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This rich and varied portrait of the drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres, situating them in the social and political culture of the time. No longer seen as a privileged arena for select dramatists and elite courtiers, the Restoration theatre is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. The fourteen newly-commissioned essays examine the theatre, paying attention to major playwrights such as Dryden, Wycherly and Congreve and also to more minor works and to plays by the first professional female dramatists. The book begins with chapters on the performance of the drama in its own time, on theatres, acting and staging, and continues with the main dramatic genres and themes, with a final chapter on the critical history of the drama. The volume also includes a thorough chronology and biographies and bibliographies of dramatists.