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English Drama 1660–1700

Derek Hughes

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays first written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. The author's readable volume analyses many ... More


Travesties: William Wycherley, the Fop, and the Provincial Girl

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter turns to the comedies of William Wycherley, which have long been taken to epitomize the libertine spirit of Restoration court culture. However, it argues that Wycherley (and others) ... More


“Have You Not Been Sophisticated?”: The Afterlife of the Restoration Actress

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book demonstrates how the figure of the actress in the eighteenth century evokes her Restoration origins and commonly performs roles that demand the transformation of provincialism to ... More


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