The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century Drama: Concise Edition
  • Publication Date: April 17, 2003
  • ISBN: 9781551115818 / 1551115816
  • 1056 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

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The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century Drama: Concise Edition

  • Publication Date: April 17, 2003
  • ISBN: 9781551115818 / 1551115816
  • 1056 pages; 7¾" x 9¼"

The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama, Concise Edition, with twenty-one plays, is half the length of the full anthology without compromising its breadth. Concentrating on plays from the heyday of 1660-1737, it focuses on Restoration drama proper and Revolution drama, with a selection from the early Georgian period and the later Georgian period’s “laughing comedy.” Seven of the nine sub-genres (personal tragedy, tragicomic romance, social comedy, subversive comedy, corrective satire, menippean satire, and laughing comedy) of the full anthology are represented, with the preponderance of exposure given to the jewel of this theatre, its comedy.

Each play is fully annotated and prefaced with an historical introduction. Also included are a general introduction, a statement of procedures, and a glossary.

Map
Introduction
Procedures

John Lacy

  • The Old Troop; or,
    Monsieur Raggou (1664)
    Maja-Lisi von Sneidern, ed.

John Dryden

  • Marriage a la Mode (1671)
    Brian German, ed.

William Wycherley

  • The Country Wife (1675)
    Peggy Thompson, ed.

George Etberege

  • The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling
    Flutter (1576)
    John H. O’Neill, ed. 155

Aphra Behn

  • The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers (1677)
    Anne Russell, ed. 219

John Dryden

  • All for Love; or, the World
    Well Lost (1677)
    Tanya Caldwell, ed. 275

Thomas Shadwell

  • A True Widow (1678)
    Christopher J. Wheatley, ed. 321

Thomas Otway

  • Venice Preserved; or, A Plot
    Discovered
    (1682)
    Jessica Munns, ed. 381

Thomas Southerne

  • Oroonoko (1695)
    Joyce Green MacDonald, ed. 427

John Vanbrugh

  • The Relapse; or, Virtue in Danger, Being
    the Sequel of The Fool in Fashion
    (1696)
    James E. Gill, ed.

William Congreve

  • The Way of the World (1700)
    Richard Kroll, ed.

Catharine Trotter

  • Love at a. Loss; or, Most Votes
    Carry It
    (1700)
    Roxanne M. Kent-Drury, ed.

Nicholas Rowe

  • The Fair Penitent (1703)
    Jean I. Marsden, ed.

George Farquhar

  • The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707)
    Helen M. Burke, ed.

Susanna Centlivre

  • A Bold Stroke for a Wife (1718)
    Nancy Copeland, ed.

Richard Steele

  • The Conscious Lovers (1722)
    Lisa A. Freeman, ed.

John Gay

  • The Beggar’s Opera (1728)
    Dianne Dugaw, ed.

George Lillo

  • The London Merchant; or, The
    History of George Barnwell
    (1731)
    Lincoln Faller, ed.

Oliver Goldsmith

  • She Stoops to Conquer; or, The
    Mistakes of a Night
    (1773)
    Richard A. Barney, ed.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  • The School for Scandal (1777)
    Mita Choudhury, ed.

Hannah Cowley

  • The Belle’s Stratagem (1780)
    Linda R. Payne, ed.

Glossary
Index

The late J. Douglas Canfield was Regents’ Professor of English at the University of Arizona. Among his many works on Restoration and eighteenth-century literature are Heroes and States: On the Ideology of Restoration Tragedy and Tricksters and Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy.

Maja-Lisa von Sneidern is an adjunct instructor at the University of Arizona.