Targets of satire in the comedies of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve
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Targets of satire in the comedies of Etherege, Wycherley, and Congreve by Ursula Jantz

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Published by Inst. f. Engl. Sprache u. Literatur, Univ. Salzburg in Salzburg .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Etherege, George, Sir, 1635?-1691 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Wycherley, William, 1640-1716 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Congreve, William, 1670-1729 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism.,
  • English drama (Comedy) -- History and criticism.,
  • Satire, English -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Ursula Jantz.
SeriesSalzburg studies in English literature., 42, Salzburg studies in English literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR698.C6 J34 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4482315M
LC Control Number79310822

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Holland, Norman N. The First Modern Comedies The Significance of Etherege, Wycherley and Congreve.   Analysis of William Wycherley’s Plays By Nasrullah Mambrol on • (0). William Wycherley’s (8 April – 1 January ) dramatic canon consists of only four plays, and his stature in English letters depends almost entirely on a single work, The Country his own day, The Plain-Dealer was his most popular comedy, but more recent criticism has called attention to. The classics, Wycherley's The Country Wife and The Plain-Dealer, Etherege's The Man of Mode, and Congreve's Love For Love and The Way of the World have competition not only from Vanbrugh's The Relapse and The Provoked Wife, but from such dark unfunny comedies as . The masterpieces of the genre were the witty, cynical, and epigrammatic plays of William Wycherley (The Country-Wife, ) and William Congreve (The Way of the World, ). In the late 18th century Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer, ) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals, ; The School for Scandal, ) revived the form.

The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in by William Wycherley.A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. The title itself contains a lewd pun. It is based on several plays by Molière, with added features that s London audiences. The Country Wife is a Restoration comedy written in by William Wycherley.A product of the tolerant early Restoration period, the play reflects an aristocratic and anti-Puritan ideology, and was controversial for its sexual explicitness even in its own time. The title itself contains a lewd pun with regard to the first syllable of "country".It is based on several plays by Molière, with. William Congreve (24 January – 19 January ) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. He was also a minor political figure in the British Whig Party. Biography: George Etherege () invented the comedy of intrigue, and led the way for the masterpieces of Congreve and m Wycherley (?) is famous for his brilliant wit and savagely clever satire which give him a prominent place in the history of English Restoration drama. William Congreve () was apprenticed.

Norman N. Holland, The First Modern Comedies: The Significance of Etherege, Wycherley and Congreve (Cambridge, Mass., ), pp. Plausible, is a ridiculous exaggeration.2 He is . The Restoration period was, above all, a great age of drama. Heroic plays, influenced by principles of French Neoclassicism, enjoyed a vogue, but the age is chiefly remembered for its glittering, critical comedies of manners by such playwrights as George Etherege, William Wycherley, Sir John Vanbrugh, and William Congreve. Buy Three Restoration Comedies: The Man of Mode, The Country Wife, Love for love: New Ed by Etherege, George, Congreve, William, Wycherley, William, Salgado, Gamini (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: The king brought with him a taste for heroic literature, mock heroic poetry, satire, and comedies. Restoration writers such as Aphra Behn, William Congreve, John Dryden, George Etherege, and.