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Five Romantic Plays, 1768-1821 (Oxford World's Classics)

Written by
Paul Baines Paul Baines


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Description: Thriving during a period of profound revolution in Europe, the British Romantic theatre found itself re-examining social and sexual relations in English society. The five plays collected in this edition--the only one of its kind--represent some of the most radical and unusual examples of the drama created during this period. Horace invented gothic melodrama with his incest tragedy, The Mysterious Mother; Robert Southey imagined the theatre as a site of revolutionary protest in Wat Tyler (1794); Joanna Baillie's psychological case study in aristocratic hatred in De Monfort (1768) was thought too alarming to have been written by ... (more)
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press, USA
Release date: 24 August 2000
ISBN-10 : 0192833162 | ISBN-13: 9780192833167
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