A Companion to Restoration Drama
Edited by Susan J. Owen
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Companion to Restoration Drama by Susan J. Owen
Book DescriptionThis Companion illustrates the vitality and diversity of dramatic work 1660 to 1710. Twenty-five essays by leading scholars in the field bring together the best recent insights into the full range of dramatic practice and innovation at the time. Introduces readers to the recent boom in scholarship that has revitalised Restoration drama Explores historical and cultural contexts, genres of Restoration drama, and key dramatists, among them Dryden and Behn
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405176101
(242mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan J. Owen
Perspectives on Restoration Drama, Paperback (April 2002)
This introduction to the drama which followed the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 includes representative coverage of both the new forms in this period, and of ways in which the old forms altered, including heroic drama, comedy, tragedy, tragi-comedy and adaptations of Shakespeare.
Companion to Restoration Drama, Hardback (November 2001)
Illustrates the vitality and diversity of dramatic work between 1660 and 1710. This book examines well known genres such as Restoration sex comedy, and explores other genres such as heroic plays, satirical comedy, sentimental 'she-tragedy', tragi-comedy and political tragedy. Its three sections address the diverse aspects of Restoration Drama.
Restoration Theatre and Crisis, Hardback (November 1996)» View all books by Susan J. Owen
This work studies the drama of the Restoration, in particular that of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis. It considers all the known plays of this period, including works by Dryden and Behn, in their historical context.
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Author Biography - Susan J. Owen
Susan J. Owen teaches in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Restoration Theatre and Crisis (1996) and Perspectives on Restoration Drama (forthcoming), as well as numerous articles and essays on Restoration drama, a piece on Andrew Marvell and a theoretical article, 'Chaos Theory, Marxism and Literature; ( new formations , 1996). She has also edited A Babel of Bottles: Drink, Drinkers and Drinking Places in Literature (2000).
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