ISBN-10:
0521828376
ISBN-13:
9780521828376
Pub. Date:
09/30/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Restoration Drama and 'The Circle of Commerce': Tragicomedy, Politics, and Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Restoration Drama and 'The Circle of Commerce': Tragicomedy, Politics, and Trade in the Seventeenth Century

by Richard Kroll

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ISBN-13: 9780521828376
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2007
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Richard Kroll lectures in the Department of English, University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Conditions of Restoration Drama: 1. 'This War of Opinions in the Empire of Wit': tragicomedy, politics, and trade; 2. 'This Mimic State': Cicero, Quintilian, and the theatrical scene of culture; Part II. Davenant: 3. 'The Civility of the Stage': Davenant's critical royalism; 4. 'The Vitruvius of His Age': Inigo Jones, the rhetoric of stage design, and architectural theory; 5. 'This New Building': Davenant's last phase Gondibert (1650-1); Part III. Some Restoration Plays from Dryden to Congreve: 6. Instituting empiricism: Hobbes and Dryden's Marriage a la mode; 7. Equity and exchange - or trade and contingency - in The Plain Dealer; 8. Merchants and bullionists in Behn's The Rover; 9. The political economy of All for Love; 10. The double logic of Don Sebastian: the Oedipal conscience at the Glorious Revolution; 11. Epilogue: Congreve as Whig: the politics of equivalence in The Way of the World.

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