Published in 1967: This book is a historical account of comedy during the Restoration period in England. It discusses Comedy from Jonson to Shirley, serious drama in the Reign of Charles I and the period of Etherege.
Table of Contents
1. A Survey of Restoration Comedy 2. The Trend of Realistic Comedy from Jonson to Shirley 3. Court Influences on Serious Drama in the Reign of Charles I 4. Court Influences on Comedy in the Reign of Charles I 5. The Precieuse Tradition, 1642-1664 6. The Period of Etherege 7. Congreve 8. Conclusion