The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Comedy

The ten plays in this new collection show both the continuity and the changes in comedy over the course of the Restoration and eighteenth century. Each play includes its original prologue and epilogue, as well as an historical introduction and full annotation. The editor’s Introduction provides a rich historical and literary context for the plays’ composition and production. A glossary of frequently used words likely to be unfamiliar to general readers is also included.

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    Preface
    Ed. Brian Corman
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    Introduction
    Ed. Brian Corman
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    Select Bibliography
    Ed. Brian Corman
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    John Dryden: Marriage à la Mode
    John Dryden, Ed. Brian Corman
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    William Wycherley: The Country Wife
    William Wycherley, ed. Peggy Thompson
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    George Etherege: The Man of Mode; or, Sir Fopling Flutter
    George Etherege, ed. John H. O
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    Aphra Behn: The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers
    Aphra Behn, ed. Anne Russell
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    William Congreve: The Way of the World
    William Congreve, ed. Richard Kroll
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    Richard Steele: The Conscious Lovers
    Richard Steele, ed. Lisa A. Freeman
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    John Gay: The Beggar’s Opera
    John Gay, ed. Dianne Dugaw
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    Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer; or, The Mistakes of a Night
    Oliver Goldsmith, ed. Richard A. Barney
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    Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The School for Scandal
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan, ed. Mita Choudhury
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    Frances Burney: The Witlings: A Comedy by a Sister of the Order
    Frances Burney, eds. Peter Sabor and Geoffrey Sill
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    Appendix: Critical Texts 1. From John Dryden, An Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1668)
    John Dryden
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    Appendix 2. Thomas Shadwell, Preface to The Sullen Lovers; or, The Curious Impertinent (1668)
    Thomas Shadwell
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    Appendix 3. From John Dryden, Preface to An Evening’s Love; or, The Mock Astrologer (1671)
    John Dryden
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    Appendix 4. Thomas Shadwell, Preface to The Humourists (1671)
    Thomas Shadwell
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    Appendix 5. Aphra Behn, Preface to The Lucky Chance; or, An Alderman’s Bargain (1686)
    Aphra Behn
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    Appendix 6. From Nahum Tate, Preface to A Duke and No Duke (1693)
    Nahum Tate
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    Appendix 7. John Dennis, Letters to Congreve “On Humour” (1695)
    John Dennis
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    Appendix 8. William Congreve, “Concerning Humour in Comedy” (1695)
    WILLIAM CONGREVE
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    Appendix 9. From Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profanenes of the English Stage (1698)
    Jeremy Collier
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    Appendix 10. From William Congreve, Amendments of Mr. Collier’s False and Imperfect Citations (1698)
    WILLIAM CONGREVE
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    Appendix 11. From Richard Steele, The Spectator (1711-14)
    Richard Steele
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    Appendix 12. From John Dennis, “A Defense of Sir Fopling Flutter” (1722)
    John Dennis
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    Appendix 13. Richard Steele, Preface to The Conscious Lovers (1723)
    Richard Steele
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    Appendix 14. From John Dennis, “Remarks on a Play Called The Conscious Lovers, A Comedy” (1723)
    John Dennis
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    Appendix 15. From Samuel Richardson, The Apprentice’s Vade Mecum; or, Young Man’s Pocket Companion (1734)
    Samuel Richardson
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    Appendix 16. From Colley Cibber, An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1740)
    Colley Cibber
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    Appendix 17. From John Hill, The Actor: A Treatise on the Art of Playing (1750)
    John Hill
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    Appendix 18. From Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (1750-52)
    Samuel Johnson
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    Appendix 19. From Oliver Goldsmith, “An Essay on the Theatre; or, A Comparison between Laughing and Sentimental Comedy” (1773)
    Oliver Goldsmith
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    Appendix 20. From Samuel Johnson, The Lives of the Poets (1779-81)
    Samuel Johnson
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    Glossary
    Ed. Brian Corman
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