Sheridan Studies

Sheridan Studies

by James Morwood, David Crane
     
 

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This is the first systematic attempt to establish Sheridan as a major figure in the history of English comedy. Leading scholars address Sheridan's role not only as an outstanding playwright, but also as the manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and his subsequent career in politics. This volume undertakes an important reevaluation of Sheridan's achievements as a master of

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This is the first systematic attempt to establish Sheridan as a major figure in the history of English comedy. Leading scholars address Sheridan's role not only as an outstanding playwright, but also as the manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and his subsequent career in politics. This volume undertakes an important reevaluation of Sheridan's achievements as a master of rhetoric in both the theatrical and political worlds, and provides a much needed contemporary assessment of his importance in the history of comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034395
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/27/2006
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

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