The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre
This rich and varied portrait of the drama from 1660 to 1714 provides students with essential information about playwrights, staging and genres in their social and political context. The theatre which followed the Restoration of Charles II is revealed in all of its tumult, energy and conflict. Contributors pay attention to major and minor playwrights, the first professional female dramatists, the performance aspects of the drama and the main dramatic genres and themes. There are also useful reference features. All essays have been newly commissioned for this Companion.
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Adaptations and revivals
Restoration and settlement 1660 and 1688
Change skepticism and uncertainty
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