Perspectives on Restoration Drama

Perspectives on Restoration Drama

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This book introduces students to drama from the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the early 18th Century. Susan Owen offers representative coverage of new forms of drama in this period, and of ways in which old forms are altered. Her study covers heroic drama, comedy, tragedy, tragi-comedy, and Shakespeare adaptations, by focusing on specific 'dramatic highlights' and giving close reading of particular plays.The play ends with her pitiable and deluded ravings, as love, desire for Jaffeir to a#39; come to beda#39; (V.iv.2), loss, her fathers tyranny and Renaulta#39;s nastiness josde one another in her thoughts. Then the ... The dagger serves both as a marker of violence and death, and as substitute phallus and a symbol of desire. ... 3 For interpretations which privilege darkness of tone, ambiguity, psychological Tragedy II 143.

Title:Perspectives on Restoration Drama
Author:Susan J. Owen
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2002


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