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Restoration Drama and 'The Circle of Commerce': Tragicomedy, Politics, and Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Kroll, Richard

Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521828376 / ISBN 13: 9780521828376
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Titolo: Restoration Drama and 'The Circle of ...

Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Good

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Riassunto: Beginning with John Dryden's valuation of the importance of Beaumont and Fletcher for Restoration playwrights like himself, this book traces the genealogy of Restoration drama back to the beginning of the seventeenth century. It shows how tragicomedy was a means of deliberating on the political issues that define the seventeenth century, of increasingly understanding the effects of trade in the wake of the founding of the East India Company (1600), and a means of linking Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood, published in 1628, with both of these concerns. Tragicomedy is also shown to be a key to understanding William Davenant, Dryden's predecessor as Poet Laureate. The book concludes with a reading of six individual Restoration plays to show how the habits of the tragicomic tradition became the means of deliberating on the nature of late Stuart power, and its increasing implication in the world of seaborne commerce.

Descrizione del libro: This book discusses the relationship between Restoration drama (1660-1700) and the tragicomic tradition of drama stretching back to the early seventeenth century. It includes close readings of six Restoration plays including Behn's The Rover, Dryden's Marriage a la mode, and Congreve's The Way of the World.

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