Table of Contents
- Marriage à la Mode
BRIAN CORMAN, ED.
- The Country Wife
PEGGY THOMPSON, ED.
- The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling
JOHN H. O’NEILL, ED.
- The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers
ANNE RUSSELL, ED.
- The Way of the World
RICHARD KROLL, ED.
- The Conscious Lovers
LISA A. FREEMAN, ED.
- The Beggar’s Opera
DIANNE DUGAW, ED.
- She Stoops to Conquer; or, The Mistakes of a Night
RICHARD A. BARNEY, ED.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
- The School for Scandal
MITA CHOUNDHURY, ED.
The Witlings: A Comedy by a Sister of the Order
PETER SABOR AND GEOFFREY SILL, EDS.
Appendix: Critical Texts
DARRYL P. DOMINGO, ED.
- From John Dryden, An Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668)
- Thomas Shadwell, Preface to The Sullen Lovers; or, The Curious Impertinent (1668)
- From John Dryden, Preface to An Evening’s Love; or, The Mock Astrologer (1671)
- Thomas Shadwell, Preface to The Humourists (1671)
- Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman’s Bargain (1686)
- From Nahum Tate, Preface to A Duke and No Duke (1693)
- John Dennis, Letters to Congreve “On Humour” (1695)
- William Congreve, “Concerning Humour in Comedy” (1695)
- From Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profanenes of the English Stage (1698)
- From William Congreve, Amendments of Mr. Collier’s False and Imperfect Citations (1698)
- From Richard Steele, The Spectator (1711-14)
- From John Dennis, “A Defense of Sir Fopling Flutter” (1722)
- Richard Steele, Preface to The Conscious Lovers (1723)
- From John Dennis, “Remarks on a Play Called The Conscious Lovers, A Comedy” (1723)
- From Samuel Richardson, The Apprentice’s Vade Mecum; or, Young Man’s Pocket Companion (1734)
- From Colley Cibber, An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1740)
- From John Hill, The Actor: A Treatise on the Art of Playing (1750)
- From Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750-52)
- From Oliver Goldsmith, “An Essay on the Theatre; or, A Comparison between Laughing and Sentimental Comedy” (1773)
- From Samuel Johnson, The Lives of the Poets (1779-81)