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Restoration Comedy

Restoration Comedy

David Womersley (Editor) , Duncan Wu (Introduction)

ISBN: 978-0-631-23472-2

Sep 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

160 pages

In Stock

$40.95

Description

The two plays presented in full in this volume – Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World – illustrate the evolution of Restoration comedy between 1675 and 1700.

  • Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World.

  • Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.

  • Introduces general readers or students to the genre.

  • An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period.
Series Editor's Preface.

Introduction.

1. William Wycherley (1641-1716):.

The Country Wife (1675).

2. William Congreve (1670-1729):.

The Way of the World (1700).

Index of titles and first lines.


  • Includes full texts of Wycherley's The Country Wife and Congreve's The Way of the World.

  • Demonstrates how Restoration comedy evolved between 1675 and 1700.

  • Introduces general readers or students to the genre.

  • An editorial introduction guides readers through the plays and the period.