Restoration Comedy/Comedy of Manners (Restoration Theatre)

Zámbóné Kocic, Larisa: Restoration Comedy/Comedy of Manners (Restoration Theatre). (2020) [Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)]

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Restoration Comedy/Comedy of Manners (Restoration Theatre)

Abstract

Though hardly comparable to the renown of the Renaissance theatre and the ubiquitous popularity of Shakespeare, the theatre of the Restoration and 18th-century has introduced a fair number of innovations and changes that will determine our perception and reception of stage plays well into to 20th century. This lesson is part of a three-part take on the era’s theatre, introducing three prominent genres: (a) Restoration comedy or comedy of manners (vs the 18th-century Sentimental Comedy), (b) heroic tragedy or drama, and (c) the musical theatre. Starting with a short historical overview focusing on the precursory events that gave historical significance to the Restoration theatre, namely, the banning of theatres during the Commonwealth and its consequences, special attention will be paid to the novel features of the resurging theatrical life following the restoration of monarchy. Topics will include: • Prohibitions against acting (and its Elizabethan roots) • Resurgence of theatre (two-company monopoly system) • Changes and innovations o Restauration purpose-built theatres o Female actresess • Restoration Comedy vs 18th-century Sentimental Comedy o E.g. Wycherley’s The Country Wife o Critique of comedy of manners: Collier o Critique of sentimental comedy: Goldsmith

English abstract

Though hardly comparable to the renown of the Renaissance theatre and the ubiquitous popularity of Shakespeare, the theatre of the Restoration and 18th-century has introduced a fair number of innovations and changes that will determine our perception and reception of stage plays well into to 20th century. This lesson is part of a three-part take on the era’s theatre, introducing three prominent genres: (a) Restoration comedy or comedy of manners (vs the 18th-century Sentimental Comedy), (b) heroic tragedy or drama, and (c) the musical theatre. Starting with a short historical overview focusing on the precursory events that gave historical significance to the Restoration theatre, namely, the banning of theatres during the Commonwealth and its consequences, special attention will be paid to the novel features of the resurging theatrical life following the restoration of monarchy. Topics will include: • Prohibitions against acting (and its Elizabethan roots) • Resurgence of theatre (two-company monopoly system) • Changes and innovations o Restauration purpose-built theatres o Female actresess • Restoration Comedy vs 18th-century Sentimental Comedy o E.g. Wycherley’s The Country Wife o Critique of comedy of manners: Collier o Critique of sentimental comedy: Goldsmith

Item Type: Online educational package (e-learning lesson/topic)
English title: Restoration Comedy/Comedy of Manners (Restoration Theatre)
Date: 2020. June 20.
Language: English
Learning Material Type: e-learning package
Structural level: one lesson
Completion Time: 3 hours
Difficulty level: 4
Target group:
Training typeEducational type
BSc/BAfull-time
BSc/BAdistance-learning
Skill Areas: Literature Learning, History of Culture Learning
Projects: EFOP-3.4.3-16-2016-00014
Subproject: AP6
Subtopic: AP6_BTK_2
Department: English Department
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Term: 2020/21/2
Course code: restor_englit-1
Course name: Restoration through 18th Century English Literature
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: [12]. p., illusztrációkkal
Uncontrolled Keywords: restaurációs komédia
Uncontrolled English Keywords: Restoration comedy, Sentimental comedy
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.03. General literature studies > 06.02.03.01. History of literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.05. Specific literatures
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music)
06. Humanities > 06.04. Arts (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music) > 06.04.03. Performing arts studies (musicology, theater science, dramaturgy)
Date Deposited: 2020. Jul. 01. 13:04
Last Modified: 2020. Jul. 01. 13:04
URI: https://eta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/3042

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