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Twelve famous plays of the Restoration and eighteenth century.

Twelve famous plays of the Restoration and eighteenth century.

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Published by Scholarly Press in St. Clair Shores, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700.,
  • English drama -- 18th century.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIntrod. by Cecil A. Moore.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR1265 .T8 1974
    The Physical Object
    Pagination p. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5043586M
    ISBN 100403030714
    LC Control Number74003330
    OCLC/WorldCa828490


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The book is undated. Another UK Modern Library copy, Twelve Famous Plays of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century, also undated but a later UK printing.

Differences. William Congreve, The Way of the World. The first of two plays on this list fromThe Way of the World is one of Congreve’s best-known plays, and one of the greatest Restoration premiered shortly after his thirtieth birthday, but was received hostilely by many theatregoers, who objected to the immoral nature of the play (showing how much.

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