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Marriage A La Mode NM : New Mermaids - John Dryden

Marriage A La Mode NM

New Mermaids

Paperback Published: 31st March 2003
ISBN: 9780713666663
Number Of Pages: 148

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Marriage a-la-Mode was an early and influential comedy of manners, later to be developed by Etherege and Wycherly. During the play Dryden deploys verbal and theatrical wit which is in experimental contrast to a loftier vein of poetic tragi-comedy. With its unusual combination of two plots, this play affords a complex exploration of the language of social exchange and personal feeling between typically well-born men and women of the late-17th-century English world.br>
New Mermaids are modernized, fully annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:
Modern spelling playtext
Textual notes recording substantive changes to the copytext and variant readings
Glossing notes elucidating obscure words and word play
Critical, contextual and staging notes . Photographs of productions where applicable
A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history.

Regents Restoration Drama Seriesp. v
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Prologuep. 7
Persons Representedp. 9
Act Ip. 11
Act IIp. 31
Act IIIp. 52
Act IVp. 79
Act Vp. 107
Epiloguep. 131
Appendixp. 133
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ISBN: 9780713666663
ISBN-10: 0713666668
Series: New Mermaids
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 31st March 2003
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1