A Companion to Restoration Drama
This Companion illustrates the vitality and diversity of dramatic work 1660 to 1710. Twenty five essays by leading scholars in the field bring together the best recent insights into the full range of dramatic practice and innovation at the time.
Introduction: Susan J. Owen (University of Sheffield).
1. The post 1660 theatres as performance spaces: Edward A. Langhans (University of Hawaii).
2. Restoration Dramatic theory and criticism: Paul D. Cannan (University of Minnesota).
3. Theatrical Regulation During the Restoration Period: Matthew J. Kinservik (University of Delaware).
4. Libertinism and Sexuality: Maximillian E. Novak (University of California).
5. The Restoration Actress: Deborah Payne Fisk (American University in Washington, DC).
6. Masculinity in Restoration Drama: Laura J. Rosenthal (Florida State University).
7. Images of Monarchy on the Restoration Stage: Jessica Munns (University of Denver).
8. Restoration Drama and Politics: an Overview: Susan J. Owen (University of Sheffield).
9. Restoration Drama and Social Class: Aparna Dharwadker (University of Oklahoma).
10. Race, Performance, and the Silenced Prince of Angola: Mita Choudhury (Georgia Institute of Technology).
11. Restoration Drama After the Restoration: the Critics, the Repertory, and the Canon: Brian Corman (University of Toronto).
Part II: Kinds of Drama:.
12. Heroic Drama and Tragicomedy: Derek Hughes (University of Warwick).
13. Restoration Comedy: J. Douglas Canfield (University of Arizona).
14. Tragedy and Varieties of Serious Drama: Jean I. Marsden (University of Connecticut).
15. London Theatre Music, 1660 1719: Todd S. Gilman (Yale University).
16. Shakespeare and Other Adaptations: Sandra Clark (Birbeck College, University of London).
17. Rakes, Wives, and Merchants: Shifts from the Satirical to the Sentimental: Kirk Combe (Denison University).
Part III: Dramatists:.
18. Davenant and Dryden: Richard Kroll (University of California, Irvine).
19. Etherege and Wycherley: Robert Markley (West Virginia University).
20. Shadwell and Durfey: Christopher Wheatley (Catholic University of America).
21. Otway and Lee: Paulina Kewes (University of Wales).
22. Settle, Crowne and Tate: Don John Dugas (Towson University).
23. Behn and Centlivre: Cynthia Lowenthal (Tulane University).
24. Congreve and Southerne: Miriam Handley (University of Sheffield).
25. Vanbrugh and Farquhar: John Bull (University of Reading).