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Prologues and Epilogues of Restoration Theater

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Diana Solomon is assistant professor of English at Simon Fraser University.Texte du rabat The book covers the years 1660-1714 in ... Lire la suite
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Diana Solomon is assistant professor of English at Simon Fraser University.

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The book covers the years 1660-1714 in London, and studies how issues related to politics, marriage, the treatment of women, and performance are presented in prologues and epilogues. The primary theme is the study of how women's performances of comedy on stage gave them the agency to negotiate such political and cultural issues.

This book provides a taxonomy of prologues and epilogues with a corresponding appendix, and demonstrates through case studies of Anne Bracegirdle and Anne Oldfield how the study of prologues and epilogues enriches Restoration theater scholarship.


Table of Contents Acknowledgments Introduction What can prologues and epilogues tell us about Restoration theater? Prologues and epilogues as paratexts Gender as a defining element Comic Performance Audience Taste and Influence Betweenness, the actress, and the epilogue Agency: Actor, Author, Audience In print: Broadsides, Quartos, Compilations, Pictures Chapter overview PART I: Prologues and Epilogues: A Gendered Taxonomy Chapter 1: Male and Female Cloaked, and Male Exposed, Paratexts Cloaked and Exposed Paratexts: Some Definitions The Male Cloaked Paratext: Thomas Betterton and Congreve's The Way of the World; Charles Hart and Dryden's The Conquest of Granada, Part I The Female Cloaked Paratext : Elizabeth Barry's Popish Prologues; Mary Porter and Pix's The Different Widows The Male Exposed Paratext: Joseph Williams and the "drunken prologue" to The Mistakes; Joseph Haines and the "Ass Epilogue" to Scott's The Unhappy Kindness Chapter 2: The Female Exposed Paratext, Part one: Actress as Joker and Target Revived Epilogues: Nell Gwyn and Dryden's Tyrannick Love; Mary Lee, Lady Slingsby and Otway's Alcibiades Gender Confirmation and Transformation through Breeches: Hester Santlow and D'Urfey's Don Quixote Part II The Virgin's Self-Marketing: Letitia Cross and Pix's Ibrahim, Cibber's Love's Last Shift, and Vanbrugh's The Relapse Tendentious Paratexts: Mrs Bowman and Hopkins's Boadicea Chapter 3: Female Exposed Paratexts, Part two: Solidarity and Social Critique Female Solidarity: Sarah Cooke and Rochester's Valentinian; Dryden's The Princess of Cleve Social Critique: Critiques of Love and Marriage: Charlotte Butler and Behn's The City-Heiress; Mocking Male Sexuality: Mrs Knepp and Wycherley's The Country Wife; Male Mistreatment of Women: The Constant Nymph PART II: The Impact of Paratexts Chapter 4: Vestal Interests: Anne Bracegirdle's Paratexts Credibility of the virgin actress: Satires on Bracegirdle Bracegirdle's self-constructed virginity Raped heroines: The virtuous non-virgins Rape roles with prologues or epilogues Nonvirgin roles The height of fame: Bracegirdle's prologue to Congreve's Love for Love Chapter 5: Bawdy Language: The Reception History of Addison's Epilogue to The Distrest Mother The bawdy epilogue: why all the fuss? The Epilogue in question: Addison's contribution to Philips's The Distrest Mother How to watch epilogues: The Spectator weighs in Pamela as Theater Critic Conclusion Appendix: Female Prologues and Epilogues by type Bibliography Index

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Titre: Prologues and Epilogues of Restoration Theater
Code EAN: 9781611494228
ISBN: 978-1-61149-422-8
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: University of Delaware Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 513g
Taille: H237mm x B161mm x T27mm
Année: 2013
Auflage: New.