A Pleasant Conceited Comedy

A Pleasant Conceited Comedy : Wherein Is Shewed How a Man May Chuse a Good Wife from a Bad (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Pleasant Conceited Comedy: Wherein Is Shewed How a Man May Chuse a Good Wife From a Bad
Tms play agrees perfectly with the description given of it in the title; it is certainly a most pleasant conceited co medy, rich in humour, and written altogether in a right merry vein. The humour is broad and strongly marked, and at the same time, of the most diverting kind the charac ters are excellent, and admirably discriminated; the comic parts of the play are written with most exquisite drollery, and the serious with great truth and feeling. It is as cribed, in Garrick's collection, in manuscript, to Joshua Cooke, probably, says the Biographia Dramatice, John Cooke, the author of Green's Tu quoque. There does not, however, appear to be any authority for attributing these two plays to the same author, and the resemblance between them in style and character is not sufficiently strong to warrant that conclusion, independently of other evidence. Of the present piece there were five editions, ' within a short period, with all of which the present reprint has been care fully collated, and is now, for the first time, divided into acts and scenes.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243322534
  • 9780243322534