Sheridan and Goldsmith - English Dramatists (Paperback)
  • Sheridan and Goldsmith - English Dramatists (Paperback)
zoom

Sheridan and Goldsmith - English Dramatists (Paperback)

(author)
£32.99
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 02/09/1992
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Each generation needs to be introduced to the culture and great works of the past and to reinterpret them in its own ways. This series re-examines the important English dramatists of earlier centuries in the light of new information, ew interests and new attitudes. The books will be relevant to those interested in literatire, theatre and cultural history, and to threatre-goers and general readers who want an up-to-date view of these dramatists and their plays, with the emphasis on performance and relevant culture history.

This book explores the reasons for the deep and lasting appeal of Sheridan's and Goldsmith's comedies, showing how they operate at the profound imaginative level and draw on their author's experience as Irish wits in an English scene. Their subtle dramatic techniques are examined in relation to physical features of the eighteenth-century stage. A chapter on sentimental comedy relates to plays such as Hugh Kelly's False Delicacy to the balance of irony and sentiment in Goldsmith's The Good Natur'd Man and Sheridan's A Trip to Scarborough. The continuing freshness of the comedy of mistakes, masks and Harlequin-like role playing which the two playwrights draw from the operatic and theatrical conventions of their day is illustrated from modern productions. These have helped to illuminate the psychological truth and social awareness underlying the sparkling surfaces of Sheridan's and Goldsmith's classic comedies.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333446119
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

All My Sons
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Hamlet
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A View from the Bridge
Added to basket
A "Streetcar Named Desire"
Added to basket
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare)
Added to basket
Shakespeare
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Othello
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Duchess of Malfi
Added to basket
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Added to basket
The Glass Menagerie
Added to basket
Hamlet: The Oxford Shakespeare
Added to basket
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
"Twelfth Night"
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.