Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction David Roberts

ISBN: 9781107617971

Published: December 22nd 2014


260 pages


Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction  by  David Roberts

Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction by David Roberts
December 22nd 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 260 pages | ISBN: 9781107617971 | 10.71 Mb

Introducing readers to the key texts, theatrical practice and context of late seventeenth-century drama, David Roberts combines literary and theatrical approaches to show how Restoration plays were written, performed, received, and printed. Structured according to the life cycle of the dramatic text, this book reproduces extracts from twenty-four of the most influential Restoration plays to provide readers with a comprehensive and colourful introduction to the periods drama.

Roberts encourages readers to look beyond a limited canon of established plays and practice, and to see how Restoration drama has been revived and adapted on the modern stage and on screen. Restoration Plays and Players is of great interest to undergraduate and non-specialist readers of seventeenth-century drama, Restoration literature and theatre studies.

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