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Etherege and Wycherley : English Dramatists - Barbara A. Kachur

Etherege and Wycherley

English Dramatists

Hardcover Published: 8th June 2004
ISBN: 9780333575406
Number Of Pages: 248

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Examining the major plays of George Etherege and William Wycherley within the context of the cultural and historical changes that marked the early years of Charles II's reign, this book addresses various issues such as marriage, manners, heroism and sovereignty that preoccupied late seventeenth-century Britain. In addition to exploring the plays as cultural and historical texts, this study offers performance histories that illuminate ways in which twentieth-century directors have altered and interpreted these plays to make them accessible to modern audiences.

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements and Textual Notes
Carolean Context
Carolean Theatre and Drama
Etherege and the Carolean Theatre
She Would if She Could: Comedy of Manners
The Man of Mode: Comedy and the Masquerade
Wycherley and the Carolean Theatre
The Country Wife: Love, Marriage and Sovereignty
The Plain Dealer: Honour, Courage and Heroism
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333575406
ISBN-10: 0333575407
Series: English Dramatists
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 8th June 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.4  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1