Men of Letters and the English Public in the Eighteenth Century, 1660-1744: Dryden, Addison, Pope

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Psychology Press, 1998 - 492 páginas
This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
 

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actresses production dramatic opera
30
Courtiers literary pretensions Authors compelled to seek
67
from the theatre from sale of their books from
107
As yet neither public nor men of letters
125
JOHN DRYDEN AND POLITICS 16801688
136
Decadence of Drama Newspapers The Coffee House
151
Drydens Absalom
168
Sprats Account of
178
Jeremy Colliers Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness
230
The Danger of Colliers Attack The Danger averted
243
Appeal to
263
Increase in the number and quality of readers The influence
307
ALEXANDER POPE 17211744
317
Walpole at the Head of Affairs 172142 Cessation of political
341
Dryden and the first English publisher Jacob Tonson The
354
Pope and his publishers Tonson and Lintot Popes Translation
366

Authors services are better appreciated
186
JOSEPH ADDISON 16881721
212
Happy results of the writers new status They acquire and deserve respect They take a share in the reform of manners
219
BIBLIOGRAPHY
387
INDEX
476
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