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English Drama 1660–1700

Derek Hughes


This magisterial work forms a close critical study of all the surviving plays first written and professionally premiered in England between 1660 and 1700. The author's readable volume analyses many texts, often in detail and for the first time, and also places them within the range of contemporary theatrical output, with its diversity of outlook and constant shifts in fashion and subject. The Country-Wife and The Man of Mode are treated not as typical ‘Restoration Comedies’ but as almost unique plays. The book also presents innovative work on the political, intellectual, and social background ... More

Keywords: English plays, contemporary theatrical output, The Country-Wife, fashion, The Man of Mode, Restoration Comedies, political, intellectual, women, women dramatists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198119746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Derek Hughes, author
University of Aberdeen