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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism

Literature Criticism Databases

English Resources

Notable Plays

English Restoration Comedy (1660 – 1720)

  • George Etherege – The Man of Mode
  • Elizabeth Inchbald – Lovers’ Vows, To Marry or Not to Marry, Everyone Has His Fault, Wives as They Were and Maids as They Are
  • Aphra Behn – The Rover, The Lucky Chance
  • William Wycherly – The Country Wife, The Plain Dealer
  • John Vanbrugh – The Relapse
  • George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham – The Rehearsal
  • John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester – Sodom: or the Quintessence of Debauchery
  • John Dryden – Marriage à la Mode

English Restoration (Heroic) Tragedy (1660 – 1790)

  • John Dryden – All for Love, The Indian Emperour, The Indian Queen
  • Elkanah Settle – Cambyses King of Persia, The Empress of Morocco

English Sentimental Theatre (18th century)

  • Richard Cumberland – The West Indian
  • George Farquhar – The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Recruiting Officer
  • John Gay – The Beggar’s Opera
  • Oliver Goldsmith – She Stoops to Conquer
  • Hugh Kelly – False Delicacy
  • George Lillo – The London Merchant
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan – The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Critic
  • Richard Steele – The Conscious Lovers