Four Restoration Marriage Plays

Four Restoration Marriage Plays : "Soldier's Fortune", "Princess of Cleves", "Amphitryon", "Wives' Excuse"

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Marriage and its discontents lie at the heart of Restoration comedy. In each of the plays collected here, a married woman confronts her would-be seducer. Each dramatist, however, totally reinterprets that situation. Rich, inventive and diverse, these plays demonstrate the vigour with which the institution of marriage was examined in the post-1660 playhouses. The plays include "The Soldier's Fortune", by Thomas Otway; "The Princess of Cleves", by Nathaniel Lee; "Amphitryon", by John Dryden; and "The Wives' Excuse", by Thomas Southerne.show more

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  • Paperback | 449 pages
  • 124.46 x 190.5 x 22.86mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192825704
  • 9780192825704

About Thomas Otway

Michael Cordner, the General Editor of the new Drama titles in World's Classics, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Englis and related Literature at the University of York.show more

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