Download Restoration Comedy PDF

The 2 performs provided in complete during this quantity – Wycherley's The nation Wife and Congreve's The manner of the World – illustrate the evolution of recovery comedy among 1675 and 1700.

  • Includes complete texts of Wycherley's The kingdom Wife and Congreve's The means of the World.
  • Demonstrates how recovery comedy developed among 1675 and 1700.
  • Introduces common readers or scholars to the genre.
  • An editorial creation publications readers in the course of the performs and the period.

Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–6): Duncan Wu
Chapter 2 William Wycberley (1641?1716) the rustic spouse (1675) (pages 7–88):
Chapter three William Congreve (1670?1729) the way in which of the realm (1700) (pages 89–153):

Show description

Read Online or Download Restoration Comedy PDF

Similar drama books

Coming Home

Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding college, whereas her loved mom and more youthful sister stay in another country along with her father. while her new buddy Loveday Carey-Lewis invitations Judith domestic for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises' attractive property at the Cornish coast, it really is love firstly sight.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

Shakespeare's historical past performs were played in recent times greater than ever prior to all through Britain, North the United States, and Europe. This quantity is an available advent to Shakespeare's historic and classical performs. complete in scope, it deals chapters at the person performs and money owed of the style of the heritage play, Renaissance theories of background, and masques and pageants.

Roman Tragedy: Theatre to Theatricality

Roman tragedies have been written for over 300 years, yet in simple terms fragments stay of performs that predate the works of Seneca within the mid-first century C. E. , making it tough to outline the function of tragedy in historical Roman tradition. however, during this pioneering e-book, Mario Erasmo attracts on all of the on hand proof to track the evolution of Roman tragedy from the earliest tragedians to the dramatist Seneca and to discover the function performed by means of Roman tradition in shaping the notion of theatricality off and on the degree.

Das Drama der Abhängigkeit: Eine Begegnung in 16 Szenen

In diesem Sonderheft werden die zahlreichen Facetten der Abhängigkeit aus psychodramatischer Sicht beleuchtet. Dabei wird der Fokus auf die Lebenssituation (psychodramatisch gesprochen: die Lage) von Personen gelegt, die auf bestimmte Substanzen oder Verhaltensweisen angewiesen sind. Der Weg, der sie in diese Lage gebracht hat, wird beschrieben und mögliche Ausstiegsszenarien aufgezeigt.

Additional resources for Restoration Comedy

Example text

Har. Let me then, Madam, have my priviledge of a banished Lover, complaining or railing, and giving you but a farewell reason; why, if you cannot condescend to marry me, you shou’d not talce that 455 wretch my Rival. Alith. He only, not you, since my honour is engag’d so far to him, can give me a reason, why I shou’d not marry him; but ifhe be true, and what I thinlc him to me, I must be so to him; your Servant, Sir. Har. Have Women only constancy when ’tis a vice, and like fortune 460 only true to fools?

What is he? Sr Jas. Faith my Eunuch, since you’l have it, heh, he, he. ~ ~ Exit Sir Jaspar Fidget, and Horner. I rather wish thou wert his, or my Cuckold: Harcourt, what a good Cuckold is lost there, for want of a Man to make him one; 505 thee and I cannot have Homers privilege, who can make use of it. Har. Ay, to poor Horner ’tis like coming to an estate at threescore, when a Man can’t be the better for’t. Mr. Pin. Come. Mrs. Pin. Presently Bud. Come let us go too: Madam, your Servant. To Alith.

Spar. Well then, by the World, a Man can’t speak civilly to a Woman now, but presently she says, he males love to her: Nay, Madam, you shall stay, with your pardon, since you have not yet understood him, 255 till he has made an eclaircisment of his love to you, that is what liind of love it is; answer to thy Catechisme: Friend, do you love my Mistriss here? Har. Yes, I wish she wou’d not doubt it. Spar. But how do you love her? 260 Har. With all my Soul. Alith. I thank him, methinks he speaks plain enough now.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 25 votes