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Burlesque Plays of the Eighteenth Century

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Burlesque plays were written to undermine the artistic pretensions of heroic tragedy, from the artificiality of its rhymed form, to its strutting heroes and their naive heroic assumptions. This anthology, which includes plays by Buckingham, Gay, Carey, and Fielding, reflects the marvellous parodying of this form, which with its barbed allusions, refreshing frankness about sexual mores, and mock-pedantic footnotes continues to make hilarious reading today. This book is intended for students (A-level, undergraduates) studying English literature, drama, the eighteenth century and general; readers interested in drama and/or eighteenth century.

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Author(s):
Simon Trussler
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
Oxford Paperbacks
Title:
Burlesque Plays of the Eighteenth Century

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Burlesque plays were written to undermine the artistic pretensions of heroic tragedy, from the artificiality of its rhymed form, to its strutting heroes and their naive heroic assumptions. This anthology, which includes plays by Buckingham, Gay, Carey, and Fielding, reflects the marvellous parodying of this form, which with its barbed allusions, refreshing frankness about sexual mores, and mock-pedantic footnotes continues to make hilarious reading today. This book is intended for students (A-level, undergraduates) studying English literature, drama, the eighteenth century and general; readers interested in drama and/or eighteenth century.

Author(s):
Simon Trussler
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
350
Publisher:
Oxford Paperbacks
Title:
Burlesque Plays of the Eighteenth Century

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