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
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Halftones, black and white
  • 1138915416
  • 9781138915411

Table of contents

Table of Contents: Full Print and Online content





Acknowledgements


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 Jubilee...at 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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