By David L. Hirst
First released in 1979, this e-book lines comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then current — a scope past the conventional specialise in the recovery and early 20th century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive capability and socially serious strength during this fairly English dramatic shape, emphasising the distinctive subjects and magnificence that distinguish it from extra common types of witty social satire. the writer discusses the key comedian dramatists of the post-Restoration interval; reassesses the importance of Sheridan, Wilde and Coward; and examines the continuation of the culture in sleek writers. This ebook should be of curiosity to scholars of English literature and drama.
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Comedy of Manners: Volume 7 (The Critical Idiom Reissued) by David L. Hirst