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‘The surprising success of the Baudy Batchelour’: Comedy, 1688–1695  

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/9780198119746.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After the Revolution, there was an appreciable revival in the demand for new plays: between November 1688 and the opening of the actors' breakaway company in April 1695 there were forty-six known ... More


‘Madam, You have done Exemplary Justice’: Comedy, 1695–1700  

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/9780198119746.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

On April 1695, for the first time in over twelve years, London found itself with two rival theatrical companies, for the oppressive tactics of the new manager of the United Company, Christopher Rich, ... More


‘Scarce a good One Play'd’: Tragedy, 1695–1700  

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/9780198119746.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The comic revival of the late 1690s had no counterpart in tragedy, which continued its general decline into cliched political complacency and aimless sensationalism. As in the earlier part of the ... More


‘Bring(ing) Forth Alive the Conceptions of the Brain’: The Transmission of French to English Fiction between Stage and Page

Ros Ballaster

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The ‘rise’ of the novel in England is deeply related to the ‘new’ culture of stage fiction in Restoration England. While novel-writing remained, for the majority of Restoration English authors, a ... More


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