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The restoration theatre. by Montague Summers

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Published by Humanities Press in New York .
Written in English



  • England


  • Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century,
  • English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism

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Edition Notes

ContributionsGould, Robert, d. 1709?
LC ClassificationsPN2592 .S86 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 352 p.
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5912724M
LC Control Number64014679

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Appendices (p): I.A reprint of Robert Gould's The playhouse, a satyr.-II.A reprint of chapter V of Vincent's Young gallant's academy, Instructions for a young gallant how to behave himself in the Phoenix Society for the Production of Old Plays. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Summers, Montague, Restoration theatre. London, K. Paul. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Theater -- England -- History -- 17th century. English drama -- Restoration, -- History and criticism. English drama -- Restoration. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Frontispiece to the play 'The Wits'showing theatrical drolls (characters taken from different Jacobean plays), in Restoration Theatre in England[Public Domain], via Wikimedia CommonsA new play would never be staged for more than six days at a time, so people went to the theatre frequently, often once a week.

Restoration theatre is most noted for the comedy of manners Values had changed since Shakespeare’s day: the new audience consisted of fashionable young cynics and dilettantes, self-indulgent rakes and wits who prized glittering conversation and were interested only in seeing themselves on stage, no matter how satirical the portrait. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Restoration Drama study guide. You'll get access to all of the Restoration Drama content, as well as access to more t additional guides and. A simply beautiful book about the restoration of the Loew's Kings. If you care about movie palaces, this book is mandatory. The restoration probably cost way too much and it was literally a crime that the building was permitted to fall into such disrepair under the City's aegis, but the results are s:   The type of theatre brought back resulted in a sort of protest against the Puritan ideal, and was designed primarily for the aristocracy. And then this form of theatre was in turn rebelled against. {Top of Page} Restoration Comedy of Manners: Characterized by.

First published in , "The Restoration Theatre" is a work by Montague Summers that looks at stage plays written and performed during the Restoration period from to   The productions mounted by the Mermaid Society and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, were welcome, but they led to an unfortunate trend that dogged productions throughout most of the century. They presented Restoration comedy as a bizarre world, with fantastical, over-fussy sets, extravagantly detailed costumes and ridiculous wigs. Check out an amazing compilation of books restoration by , "Vash Restavra. Restoration Drama Characteristics - Restoration Tragedy and Restoration Comedy - Theatres were closed during the Puritan Age. During the Restoration Age, they re-opened with new types of plays and performances which were different than the theatres which were indoor were much smaller than the Elizabethan theatres.