Perspectives on Restoration Drama
By (author) Susan J. Owen
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Perspectives on Restoration Drama by Susan J. Owen
Book DescriptionThis is an introduction for students to the drama which followed the Restoration of Charles II in 1660. It 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. The works are situated in their theatrical, social and historical context and the study also considers the effects of censorship and of the limiting of the number of theatres by royal decree. It covers both familiar authors such as Dryden, Benn, Wycherley and Congreve, as well as less well-known playwrights like Otway and Lee and deals with issues of gender, power and sexuality relevent to the period all of which profoundly influenced the drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719049675
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan J. Owen
Companion to Restoration Drama, Paperback (February 2008)
This 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.
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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