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‘A Song expressing the Change of their Condition’: Tragicomedy and Opera, 1668–1676  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Tragicomedy, the dominant genre of the early Restoration, did not survive long into the 1670s, killed off by declining faith in the heroic and the hero-king. The decreasing convincingness of early ... More


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