Six Restoration And French Neoclassic Plays

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This edition offers an ideal introduction to the plays and theater of the late seventeenth century in England and France. It brings together key texts exploring the themes of sex, marriage and society. The English play texts are based on first editions, while those of the French texts are based on the earliest published translations. Textual notes explain unfamiliar terms, allusions and points of detail in the translations. A full introduction locates the plays in their cultural and political context and gives a ...

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Overview

This edition offers an ideal introduction to the plays and theater of the late seventeenth century in England and France. It brings together key texts exploring the themes of sex, marriage and society. The English play texts are based on first editions, while those of the French texts are based on the earliest published translations. Textual notes explain unfamiliar terms, allusions and points of detail in the translations. A full introduction locates the plays in their cultural and political context and gives a comparative account of playhouses in London and Paris.

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Intended as an introduction to the plays and theater of the late 17th century in England and France. Contains the texts to the six plays, each of which is introduced and annotated. A general introduction presents the cultural and political contexts in both countries and gives a comparative account of playhouses in London and Paris. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312214012
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 478
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• France: The Cultural and Political Context
• Racine
• Molière
• England: The Cultural and Political Context
• Dryden
• Wycherley
• Congreve
• Conclusion
• A Note on the Playhouses in paris and London in the Seventeenth Century
• A Note on the Texts
Phèdre
The Miser
Tartuffe
All For Love
The Country Wife
Love for Love
• Bibliography

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