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First Modern Comedies 1959 Norman N. Holland

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In First Modern Comedies, 1959, Norman H. Holland in 1959 provides an analysis of 11 dramas by Restoration playwrights George Etherege, William Wycherley and William Congreve in terms of plot, character and language.

Why, Holland asks, are these the first "modern" comedies?

To this presentation he provides (1) persuasive  evidence that these plays should be called "the first modern comedies" and (2) adds instructive discussions of the 17th century milieu.

These plays are:
The Comical Revenge,
She Wou'd If She Cou'd,
Love in a Wood,
The gentleman Dancing-Master,
The Country Wife,
The Man of Mode,
The Plain-Dealer,
The Old Batchelor,
The Double-Dealer,
Love for Love,
The Way of the World.

This paperback book is in good vintage condition. The binding is very firm, no marks or tears. There is some shelf wear but not much, and the pages are slightly browning with age. The book measures 5 inches by 7 3/4 inches by 3/4 inch and has 274 pages.

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