Restoration comedy


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Restoration comedy

A witty, bawdy seventeenth-century comedy of the type popular in England after the restoration of Charles II to the throne.
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There are many special events on too, such as a Middle Earth Festival in Moseley, a restoration comedy play at Blakeseley Hall and a food festival at Winterbourne House and Garden.
The grotesque betrayal of the generation that most detests Brexit is like some lost Restoration comedy.
He is a member of the Restoration Comedy Project and has co-edited Thomas Shadwell's The Virtuoso (1997) and Epsom Wells (2000), Joseph Arrowsmith's The Reformation (2003) and the anonymous comedy The Woman Turned Bully (2007).
She explained: "I prefer things that are traditional, like Shakespeare and restoration comedy and farce, but I don't get a lot of chances to do them because I'm ethnic.
I was so eager that I sat in on all the rehearsals of "Love for Love," which is a Congreve Restoration comedy.
Selina Cadell directs Congreve's glorious Restoration comedy where love for love is stronger than love for money.
Since 1997, with Thomas Shadwell's The Virtuoso, the Restoration Comedy Project of academics, based at the University of Seville, has been painstakingly producing fully annotated critical editions of important but unrecognized comedies.
58) Likewise, Norman Holland stresses the audience's presence: "It seems almost needless to say it, but a fourth-wall conception of drama will be fatal to the artificiality necessary in a production of Restoration comedy.
It is in this respect that Saggini is most compelling, excavating the process of plotting and structure of the novels to reveal parallels with Restoration comedy and classical tragedy.
He looks at Chaucer, John Donne, Restoration comedy on the whole, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and more.
There, an ambitious young lieutenant, Ralph Clark, is set the task of directing a cast of convicts in the Restoration comedy 'The Recruiting Officer' to celebrate the King's birthday.