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Four Restoration Marriage Plays By Michael Cordner

Four Restoration Marriage Plays by Michael Cordner

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Summary

In each Restoration play presented in this collection, a married woman confronts her would-be seducer, yet each dramatist totally reinterprets the situation. The plays are "The Soldier's Fortune", "The Princess of Cleves", "Amphitryon" and "The Wives' Excuse".

Four Restoration Marriage Plays Summary

Four Restoration Marriage Plays: "Soldier's Fortune", "Princess of Cleves", "Amphitryon", "Wives' Excuse" by Michael Cordner

Marriage and its discontents lie at the heart of Restoration comedy. In each of the plays collected here, a married woman confronts her would-be seducer. Each dramatist, however, totally reinterprets that situation. Rich, inventive and diverse, these plays demonstrate the vigour with which the institution of marriage was examined in the post-1660 playhouses. The plays include "The Soldier's Fortune", by Thomas Otway; "The Princess of Cleves", by Nathaniel Lee; "Amphitryon", by John Dryden; and "The Wives' Excuse", by Thomas Southerne.

About Michael Cordner


Michael Cordner, the General Editor of the new Drama titles in World's Classics, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Englis and related Literature at the University of York.

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GOR003817908
9780192825704
0192825704
Four Restoration Marriage Plays: "Soldier's Fortune", "Princess of Cleves", "Amphitryon", "Wives' Excuse" by Michael Cordner
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-07-01
449
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