The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century Drama: Concise Edition

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J. Douglas Canfield, Maja-Lisa von Sneidern
Broadview Press, Apr 17, 2003 - Drama - 1033 pages
The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama, Concise Edition, with twenty-one plays, is half the length of the full anthology without compromising its breadth. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses on Restoration drama proper and Revolution drama, with a selection from the early Georgian period and the later Georgian period's "laughing comedy." Seven of the nine sub-genres (personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy) of the full anthology are represented, with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy. Each play is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, a statement of procedures, and a glossary.
 

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Contents

The Old Troop or Monsieur Raggou 1664
1
Marriage la Mode 1671
43
The Country Wife 1675
92
The Man of Mode or Sir Fopling Flutter 1576
155
The Rover or The Banished Cavaliers 1677
219
All for Love or the World Well Lost 1677
275
A True Widow 1678
321
Venice Preserved or A Plot Discovered 1682
381
The Fair Penitent 1703
637
The Beaux Stratagem 1707
667
A Bold Stroke for a Wife 1718
721
The Conscious Lovers 1722
762
The Beggars Opera 1728
805
The London Merchant or The History of George Barnwell 1731
847
She Stoops to Conquer or The Mistakes of a Night 1773
881
The School for Scandal 1777
925

Oroonoko 1695
427
The Relapse or Virtue in Danger Being the Sequel of The Fool in Fashion 1696
476
The Way of the World 1700
541
Love at a Loss or Most Votes Carry It 1700
591
The Belles Stratagem 1780
978
Glossary
1027
Index
1033
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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.

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