ENGL 230 - Lecture 14

ENGL 230 - Lecture 14 - ENGL 230 Lecture 14 Restoration...

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ENGL 230 Lecture 14 Restoration Comedy No conflicts of rival productions of plays o Play would remain in a companies repertoire o When you retired your part would stay in the company and a younger actor would take on your repertoire o There wasn't a lot of movement of actors between companies o Roles got passed down within the company Spectacle is important in court, opera, plays o Amping up the visual effects would be when plays are set elsewhere o Real spectacle of the restoration theatre was the fact that there were women on stage Forced marriage plot o Not love matches between the happy couple o Based on financial and dynastic needs - royal marriages today o Passion vs. portion problem Repeated in any number of restoration comedies Young aristocratic women Portion = family money --> not controlled by women Controlled by their fathers and brothers "Marriage a la mode" - William Hogarth Marriage of convenience between the noblemen's son and the daughter of a wealthy businessman Nobleman is holding his family tree to maintain prestige and the businessman is holding a bag of money Scarf around nobleman's son symbolizes nobility as well as
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ENGL 230 - Lecture 14 - ENGL 230 Lecture 14 Restoration...

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