Comedy of Manners: Volume 7 (The Critical Idiom Reissued) by David L. Hirst

By David L. Hirst

First released in 1979, this publication strains comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then current — a scope past the conventional concentrate on the recovery and early 20th century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive strength and socially serious strength during this really English dramatic shape, emphasising the distinctive subjects and elegance that distinguish it from extra basic kinds of witty social satire. the writer discusses the most important comedian dramatists of the post-Restoration interval; reassesses the importance of Sheridan, Wilde and Coward; and examines the continuation of the culture in smooth writers. This ebook may be of curiosity to scholars of English literature and drama.

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