The Relapse

The Relapse

by John Vanbrugh, Bernard Harris
     
 

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Written in defiance of Jeremy Collier and the budding fashion forsentimental drama, this late Restoration comedy exposes the reformedrake Loveless to the temptations of London and the charms of a merrywidow, neither of which he is able to withstand. More memorable thanthe straying husband, however, is Restoration comedy's ultimatefollower of fashion, Lord

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Written in defiance of Jeremy Collier and the budding fashion forsentimental drama, this late Restoration comedy exposes the reformedrake Loveless to the temptations of London and the charms of a merrywidow, neither of which he is able to withstand. More memorable thanthe straying husband, however, is Restoration comedy's ultimatefollower of fashion, Lord Foppington, who defends himself in theEpilogue by observing that no highwayman or Jacobite was ever welldressed. As the introduction to this edition argues, Sir John Vanbrugh- dramatist, architect and member of the influential Kit Cat Club -presents courtship and marriage not only with cynicism, but also withmoral bravery and social impudence; qualities not much in evidence inhis sentimental rivals.

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ISBN-13:
9780713628876
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
New Mermaids Series
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.50(d)

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