At the beginning of the eighteenth century, British theatre saw a shift from what critics call 'Restoration' to 'sentimental' comedy. Focusing on the career of the Irish dramatist George Farquhar (1678-1707), this book argues that experimentation was the basis for this change.Elements of humane comedy can first be seen in CongreveAls Love for Love ( 1695) and CibberAls Lovea#39;s Last Shift (1696), but a very different form of comedy ... The question of why the audienceAls tastes changed is a difficult one to answer.
|Title||:||Experimentation on the English Stage, 1695-1708|
|Author||:||Elisabeth J Heard|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-09-30|