A History of English Drama 1660-1900

Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521109307

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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Nicoll's History, which tells the story of English drama from the reopening of the theatres at the time of the Restoration right through to the end of the Victorian period, was viewed by Notes and Queries (1952) as 'a great work of exploration, a detailed guide to the untrodden acres of our dramatic history, hitherto largely ignored as barren and devoid of interest'.

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature:

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521079341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1094

View: 7359

More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.

The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre

Author: Deborah Payne Fisk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 2233

This rich and varied portrait of the drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres, situating them in the social and political culture of the time. No longer seen as a privileged arena for select dramatists and elite courtiers, the Restoration theatre is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. The fourteen newly-commissioned essays examine the theatre, paying attention to major playwrights such as Dryden, Wycherly and Congreve and also to more minor works and to plays by the first professional female dramatists. The book begins with chapters on the performance of the drama in its own time, on theatres, acting and staging, and continues with the main dramatic genres and themes, with a final chapter on the critical history of the drama. The volume also includes a thorough chronology and biographies and bibliographies of dramatists.

Dramatic Bibliography

An Annotated List of Books on the History and Criticism of the Drama and Stage and on the Allied Arts, of the Theatre

Author: Blanch Merritt Baker

Publisher: 清华大学出版社有限公司


Category: Costume

Page: 320

View: 8605


Disciplining Satire

The Censorship of Satiric Comedy on the Eighteenth-century London Stage

Author: Matthew J. Kinservik

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755129

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

View: 7751

This book explains the effects of the Stage Licensing Act of 1737 on its target, satiric comedy. Contextualising the Licensing Act in terms of the Collier Controversy (1698-1728), this book shows that the Walpole ministry avocated a return to the sympathetic satire that developed during that earlier theatrical crisis.

Performing Arts Books, 1876-1981

Including an International Index of Current Serial Publications

Author: N.A

Publisher: New York : R.R. Bowker Company


Category: Performing arts

Page: 1656

View: 4320


The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

Author: John Richetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 945

View: 8046

The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660–1780 offers readers discussions of the entire range of literary expression from the Restoration to the end of the eighteenth century. In essays by thirty distinguished scholars, recent historical perspectives and new critical approaches and methods are brought to bear on the classic authors and texts of the period. Forgotten or neglected authors and themes as well as new and emerging genres within the expanding marketplace for printed matter during the eighteenth century receive special attention and emphasis. The volume's guiding purpose is to examine the social and historical circumstances within which literary production and imaginative writing take place in the period and to evaluate the enduring verbal complexity and cultural insights they articulate so powerfully.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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