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Four Georgian And Pre-Revolutionary Plays
     

Four Georgian And Pre-Revolutionary Plays

by David III Thomas (Editor)
 

This ideal introduction to the plays and theater of the late eighteenth century in England, France and Germany brings together key texts revolving around the themes of sex and class. The texts of the plays by Sheridan and Goldsmith are based on first editions, while those of the plays by Beaumarchais and Lessing are based on the earliest published translations.

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This ideal introduction to the plays and theater of the late eighteenth century in England, France and Germany brings together key texts revolving around the themes of sex and class. The texts of the plays by Sheridan and Goldsmith are based on first editions, while those of the plays by Beaumarchais and Lessing are based on the earliest published translations. Textual notes explain unfamiliar terms and allusions, and a full introduction locates the plays in their cultural and political context, providing a comparative overview of contemporary theater.

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Includes the text to the four plays plus textual notes to explain unfamiliar terms and allusions, along with detailed introductions to each play. In addition a general introduction locates the plays in their cultural and political context and provides a comparative overview of eighteenth century theater. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312213992
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

David Thomas is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick.

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