The Resource William Congreve, David Thomas

William Congreve, David Thomas

Label
William Congreve
Title
William Congreve
Statement of responsibility
David Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Each generation needs to be introduced to the culture of the past and to reinterpret it in its own ways. This series re-examines the important English dramatists of earlier centuries in the light of new information, new interests and new attitudes. The books are written for students, theatre-goers and general readers who want an up-to-date view of the plays and dramatists, with an emphasis on drama as theatre, in the context of their stage, social and political history. The emphasis is on plays in performance, with attention given to what is known about acting styles, changing interpretations, the stages and theatres of the time and theatre economics. The books will be relevant to all those studying literature, theatre and cultural history." "This study of Congreve's plays locates his work firmly in the context of the literary, theatrical, aesthetic and political ideas of his age. Congreve is shown to be a superb literary craftsman, writing for a specific group of gifted actors, and in addition a thoughtful political writer for whom there was no distinction between public and private life. For Congreve, consent provided the essential basis in both cases. His plays explore contrasting patterns of consent and coercion in personal and political relationships and show how individual lives and whole societies can be wrecked by appetite and ambition. Ultimately his work is involved in the quest for what makes men and women able to live together in peace, stability and mutual respect. All his major works are analysed in detail. In addition, there is a brief production history of his plays in performance, as well as an account of critical responses to his work."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3367
LC item number
.T46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
English dramatists.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Congreve, William
  • Congreve, William
  • Congreve, William (Schriftsteller)
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • English drama (Comedy)
Label
William Congreve, David Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780312084202
Lccn
92005537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25552271
  • (OCoLC)ocm25552271
Label
William Congreve, David Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9780312084202
Lccn
92005537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25552271
  • (OCoLC)ocm25552271

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