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Eighteenth century comedy

W. D. Taylor

Eighteenth century comedy

by W. D. Taylor

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Published by OUP in London .
Written in English


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Statementedited and with an introduction by W. D. Taylor.
The Physical Object
Pagination413p.
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19830775M

Sentimental comedy is an 18th-century dramatic genre which sprang up as a reaction to the immoral tone of English Restoration sentimental comedies, middle-class protagonists triumphantly overcome a series of moral trials. These plays aimed to produce tears rather than laughter and reflected contemporary philosophical conceptions of humans as inherently good . Comedy - Comedy - Kinds of comedy in diverse historical periods: The 11 surviving plays of Aristophanes represent the earliest extant body of comic drama; what is known of Greek Old Comedy is derived from these plays, the earliest of which, The Acharnians, was produced in bce. Aristophanic comedy has a distinct formal design but displays very little plot in any .

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