London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Drama - 335 pages
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This is a unique edition of four "high society" Victorian comedies, currently enjoying revival on the London stage. The volume includes: Dion Boucicault's London Assurance, W. S. Gilbert's Engaged, Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Money, and Henry James's The High Bid. Each of the plays deals with marriage, tests of affection, and the power of money.
A critical introduction, a wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography illuminate the plays' cultural contexts and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
Note on the Texts
xlviii
MONEY i
15
Explanatory Notes
289
Glossary
333
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Klaus Stierstorfer is at University of Wurzburg.

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