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She stoops to conquer and other comedies

The four comedies here illustrate the richness of 18th century drama: Henry Fielding's 'The Modern Husband', David Garrick and George Colman's 'The Clandestine Marriage', Oliver Goldsmith's 'She Stoops to Conquer', and John O'Keefe's 'Wild Oats. Wood's introduction takes full account of the contemporary theatre world. The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild OatsThis edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. In Garrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic andnot-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time of unrest.Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Main title:
She stoops to conquer and other comedies / edited with an introduction and notes by Nigel Wood.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
446 p. ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2007.Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: The modern husband / Henry Fielding - The clandestine marriage / David Garrick and George Colman - She stoops to conquer / Oliver Goldsmith - Wild oats / John O'Keefe
9780199553884 (pbk)
Dewey class:
822.05230805822 ZZZ822.052
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