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Burlesque Plays of the Eighteenth Century

Simon Trussler

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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Oct 15th, 1969
  • Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780192810557
  • Categories: European - English, Irish, Scottish, WelshLinguistics - GeneralEating Disorders & Body Image