The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

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The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama brings together the work of key playwrights from 1660 to 1800, divided into three main sections:

Restoring the Theatre: 1660-1700

Managing Entertainment: 1700-1760

Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions: 1760-1800

Each of the 20 plays featured is accompanied by an extraordinary wealth of print and online supplementary materials, including primary critical sources, commentaries, illustrations, and reviews of productions. Taking in the spectrum of this period's dramatic landscape-from Restoration tragedy and comedies of manners to ballad opera and gothic spectacle-The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama is an essential resource for students and teachers alike.
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  • Hardback | 988 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 57.15mm | 2,495g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Halftones, black and white
  • 1138915416
  • 9781138915411

Table of contents

Table of Contents: Full Print and Online content


Table of Contents

Introduction: Performing Drama, Performing Culture

Theatrical Biographies

Restoring the Theatre: 1660-1700

Section Overview

John Dryden and William Davenant, The Enchanted Island or The Tempest

David Garrick, "Prologue" to The Tempest; an Opera

Elizabeth Inchbald, "Preface" to The Tempest

Image: John Peter Simon, The Inchanted Island: Before the Cell of Prospero

Image: William Hogarth, Scene from The Tempest

John Hamilton Mortimer, Caliban, Engraving

F.D. Waldron, Excerpt from The Virgin Queen, a Drama in Five Acts; Attempted as a Sequel to Shakspeare's Tempest.

William Wycherley, The Country Wife

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "The Imperfect Enjoyment"

David Garrick, "Preface" to The Country Girl

Image: Daniel Marot, "Design for Queen Mary's China Room."

Image: Sir Peter Lely, "Diana Kirke, later Countess of Oxford"

Example of Chinese Porcelain, 1662-1722

John Ogborne, Dorothy Jordan in the character of the "Country Girl."

Aphra Behn, "The Disappointment"

George Etherege, The Man of Mode

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "A Ramble in St. James Park"

Sir Richard Steele, The Spectator, No. 65 (Tuesday, May 15, 1711)

Image: Anonymous, Portrait of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

John Dennis, "A Defense of Sir Fopling Flutter"

John Dryden, All For Love

Image: Pierre Mirnard, Portrait of Louise Renee de Keroualle

Image: Thomas Hawker, King Charles II

Image: Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "A Satyr on Charles II"

Samuel Johnson, "Dryden" in The Lives of the English Poets

John Dryden, "Dedication" and "Preface" to All For Love

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (?), "The Royal Buss"

Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans, Catherine of Braganza

Andrew Marvell, "On the Statue Erected by Sir Robert Viner"

Aphra Behn, The Widdow Ranter

Image: Nathaniel Bacon, "Self-Portrait"

Ebeneezer Cook, The Sotweed Factor

Image: W. Vincent, Anne Bracegirdle as "The Indian Queen"

Robert Beverly, "An Account of Bacon's Rebellion"

John Van Brugh, The Relapse

Colley Cibber, "Henry Brett and Cibber's Periwig" from An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber

Jeremy Collier, "Remarks on the Relapse"

Image: John Simon, Colley Cibber

Colley Cibber, Love's Last Shift

Colley Cibber, "Dedication to Pelham"

Managing Entertainment, 1700-1760

Section Overview

William Congreve, The Way of the World

Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage

John Vanbrugh A Short Vindication of the Relapse and the Provok'd Wife, from Immorality and Prophaneness

William Congreve, AMENDMENTS OF Mr. COLLIER's False and Imperfect CITATIONS

William Congreve, "Concerning Humour in Comedy"

Samuel Johnson The Lives of Poets

S. Harding, Mrs. Bracegirdle

link to Jeremy Collier, A Short View

Sir John Suckling, "I prithee spare me gentle boy"

Sir John Suckling, "There never yet was woman"

Susanna Centlivre, The Busie Body

Susanna Centlivre, Epistle XL

Charles Gildon, A Comparison Between the Two Stages

Susanna Centlivre, dedication to The Platonick Lady

John Mottley, A Compleat List of All the English Dramatic Poets

Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser Review

Image: Mr. Munden as Sir Francis Gripe

Thomas King as Marplot

Advertisement in Evelina

Botany Bay Playbill

Clarence Brown Production

Munden as Sir Francis Gripe

John Rich, The Necromancer, or Harlequin Doctor Faustus and John Thurmond, Harlequin Doctor Faustus

"Harlequin & Punch Kick Apollo Out"

Print from The Necromancer

Exploits of Harlequin

John Gay, The Beggar's Opera

Image: Portrait of M. Walker in the Character of Cap'n Macheath

Songs from Wit and Mirth

Image: Harlequin Sheppard

Henry Carey, "Polly Peachum"

Image: William Hogarth, Plate 3, A Harlot's Progress

Boswell, London Journal

Excerpt from the St. James Chronicle or the British Evening Post

James Boswell The Life of Johnson

Image: "Performed at a Little Theatre with Great Applause"

Polly in Weekly Gazeteer

Pepusch overture image

Pepusch score image

Beggar's Opera recordings

Newgate Calendar

Zadok the Priest

Morning Chronicle reprint of Swift on Beggar's Opera

Bannister as Polly Peachum

Hogarth, Scene from Beggar's Opera

Henry Fielding, The Author's Farce

Image: William Hogarth, "A Just View of the British Stage"

Image: "The Player's Last Refuge"

Excerpt from The Licensing Act of 1737

Joseph Addison, "The Puppet Show"

Links to songs from Author's Farce

George Lillo, The London Merchant

Excerpt from the Ballad of George Barnwell

Image: The London Merchant or the History of George Barnwell, represented from the most particular moving incidents in that play

The London Evening Post notice

Theophilus Cibber, The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser

Image: William Hogarth, Industry and Idleness Plate 1

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Charles Dickens, from Great Expectations

Ken Jaworowskijan Review, The London Merchant, 2012

The Ballad of George Barnwell (full)

Blumenau London Merchant

Richardson, Apprentice's Vade Mecum

Hogarth, Industry and Idleness

Samuel Foote, The Minor (1760)

The London Chronicle 1760 October 21-23

Samuel Foote, The Diversions of a Morning

Image: Henry Overton and Amede Van Loo, "The Reverend George Whitefield"

Image: William Hogarth, Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism

Image: Foote as Mrs. Cole

The Public Ledger 1760

The London Chronicle 1760

Foote, the Devil and Polly Pattens

Whitefield at Leeds

Squintum's Farewell

The Retort

Miss Macaroni

Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions, 1760-1800

Section Overview

David Garrick, The Jubilee

Review, Public Advertiser, Oct. 17, 1769

Garrick's Ode to Shakespeare

Image: Benjamin Van der Gucht, Mr. Garrick as Steward of the Stratford Jubilee, September 1769

Image: Mr. Garrick delivering his Ode at Drury Lane Theatre....

Image: The Principal Characters in the Procession of the Pageant exhibited in the Drury Lane Theatre

The Jubilee Celebrations in the Newspapers

Further reviews of the play

Songs from Garrick's The Jubilee

Print controversy concerning the Ode

Ticket to Shakespeare's Jubilee

Jubilee Booth

Jubilee Medallion

Mr. Garrick reciting his Ode

Ticket to Shakespeare's Jubilee

Frances Abington as Thalia

Richard Cumberland, The West Indian

Goldsmith, "A Description . . . "

Image: William Dickinson (after John Hamilton Mortimer), Mr. Parsons and Mr. Moody in the characters of Varland and Major O'Flaherty, in the `West Indian', mezzotint, 1776.

Image: The Middle Temple Macaroni. In short I am a West Indian!, from The Macaroni Scavoir Vivre and Theatrical Magazine, July 1773, 511, etching.

Newspaper reviews on The West Indian

Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

William Woodfall, review

Goldsmith "An Essay..."

Image: Portrait of Mr Shuter and Mrs Green as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle and Mr Quick as Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer, mezzotint, 1775.

Newspaper Reviews and Notices of She Stoops to Conquer

Horace Walpole's letter

"Mr. Quick in the character of Tony Lumpkin"

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal

The Town and Country Magazine, "History of the Tete-a-Tete or Memoirs of the hon. Capt. H____y and Mrs. N______t."

Image: Scene from 'School for Scandal' being performed in Drury Lane Theatre, London; four actors on stage, the audience watching from boxes on either side. etching and engraving, 1778.

Newspaper Reviews of School for Scandal

Hannah Cowley, The Belle's Stratagem

"An Account...the Masquerade at the Pantheon

Review Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser Feb. 23, 1780

Review Morning Post and Daily Advertiser Feb. 23, 1780

Image: Chas. White, A Masquerade Scene in the Pantheon, engraving, 13 March 1773.

Image: John Dixon, Inside View of the Pantheon, etching, 25 May 1784.

Image: Portrait of Hannah Cowley

Newspaper Reviews of Belle's Stratagem

Carrington Bowles, Mr. Mattocks and Mr. Quick in the Characters of Don Ferdinand and Isaac Mendoza in The Duenna

Mrs. Cowley

George Colman, Inkle and Yarico

Extract from Richard Ligon, History of the Island of Barbadoes

Richard Steele, Spectator No. 11. Tuesday, March 13, 1711

Image: Robert Pollard (after Henry Singleton), The young English merchant Inkle,... aquatint engraving, 1788

Image: Robert Pollard (after Henry Singleton), Inkle delivers the unhappy black girl... aquatint engraving, 1788

Image: James Gillray, Wouski, hand-coloured etching

Newspaper Reviews of and Songs from Inkle and Yarico

Songs from Inkle and Yarico

George Cruikshank, Wowski Lottery Ticket.

Elizabeth Inchbald, Everyone Has His Fault

The Morning Herald, Jan. 30, 1793.

The Star, Jan. 30, 1793.

The True Briton No. 26 (Jan. 30, 1793).

The World, Jan. 30, 1793.

Critical Review, new series 7 (Feb. 1793): 223-4.

The Thespian Magazine 1 (March 1793): 234-5.

Image: George Dance, Elizabeth Inchbald, pencil, 1794.

Remarks on Everyone Has His Fault
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About Kristina Straub

Kristina Straub is Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.

Misty Anderson is Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Daniel O'Quinn is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
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