Sheridan Studies

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James Morwood, David Crane
Cambridge University Press, 14 dic 1995 - 203 pagine
This book is a systematic attempt to establish Sheridan as a major figure in the history of English comedy. Leading scholars address Sheridan's role not only as an outstanding playwright, but also as the manager of Drury Lane Theatre, and his subsequent career as a Member of Parliament. The essays examine the theatrical world in which Sheridan worked, discuss his major plays, and include a modern director's observations on the production of his work today. This is combined with an important re-evaluation of Sheridan's achievements as a master of rhetoric in the political arena, to provide a much needed contemporary assessment of this multifaceted man and his work.
 

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Indice

Introduction
1
Theatre in the age of Garrick and Sheridan
7
Minor theatres
16
Sheridans creative debts
36
Leaving the theatre
45
Sheridan Congreve and The School for Scandal
58
Sheridan Moliere and the idea of the school
71
Satire and celebration in The Critic
87
DURANT
96
argument and identity in Sheridans speeches
114
The political career of Richard Brinsley Sheridan
131
the rise and fall
151
On producing Sheridan
178
Select bibliography
189
Alphabetical list of plays mentioned
195
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