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English Drama

Shakespeare to the Restoration 1590-1660, 1st Edition

By Alexander Leggatt

Routledge

310 pages

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The most important period in the history of English drama is revealed in Alexander Leggatt's challenging account. The author considers English drama from the beginning of Shakespeare's career to the restoration of Charles II. Focusing on Shakespeare and the development of his art, he examines all his major contemporaries: Jonson, Middleton, Webster, Beaumont, Fletcher and Ford. He combines close analysis of specific plays with a broader look at trends within drama.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction PART ONE: Shakespeare 2. Early Plays. 3. History and Comedy. 4. Tragedy. 5. Later Comedies. PART Two: Early Jacobean Drama 6. The Early Jacobeans. 7. Jonson. 8. Middleton. 9. Webster.

10. Popular Drama. PART THREE: Later Jacobean and Caroline Drama 11. Fletcher and Company.

12. Middleton, Rowley and Company. 13. Ford. 14. Caroline Drama. Epilogue

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Longman Literature In English Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General