By Susan J. Owen
This 'Companion' illustrates the energy and variety of dramatic paintings 1660 to 1710. Twenty-five essays by way of prime students within the box compile the easiest fresh insights into the total variety of dramatic perform and innovation on the time.
• Introduces readers to the new increase in scholarship that has revitalised recovery drama
• Explores historic and cultural contexts, genres of recovery drama, and key dramatists, between them Dryden and Behn
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Restoration Comedy in Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ). (1965). The London Stage, 1660-1800. Part I: 1660-1700, ed. Emmett L. Avery and Arthur H. Scouten. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Visser, Colin (1975). 'The Anatomy of the Early Restoration Stage: The Adventures of Five Hours and John Dryden's "Spanish" Comedies', Theatre Notebook 29, 56-69 and 114-19. A Companion to Restoration Drama. Edited by Susan J. Owen. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Published 2008 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Both the 'Defence' and 'Of Heroique Playes' outline his prescription for this forward movement. Thus, the debate between Shadwell and Dryden provides insight into contemporary comic theory (something that playwrights did not explore in print again until the 1690s), Restoration Dramatic Theory and Criticism 25 and shows us how these writers came to terms with their past, and how they hoped to transmit the past in their own dramatic works. Perhaps the most successful and best-known assault on Dryden's prefatory criticism is found in The Rehearsal.
Sheppard, F. H. ). (1970). Survey of London. Vol. 35: The Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. London: Athlone Press. Southern, Richard (1952). Changeable Scenery. London: Faber and Faber. Styan, J. L. (1986). Restoration Comedy in Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ). (1965). The London Stage, 1660-1800. Part I: 1660-1700, ed. Emmett L. Avery and Arthur H. Scouten. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. Visser, Colin (1975). 'The Anatomy of the Early Restoration Stage: The Adventures of Five Hours and John Dryden's "Spanish" Comedies', Theatre Notebook 29, 56-69 and 114-19.
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