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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
  1. Set texts 6 items
    1. Restoration drama: an anthology - ed. David Womersley 2000

      Book  Contains most of the texts that will be studied as part of this module. Students should purchase their own copy (available from the campus bookstore)

    2. I also ask that students purchase the two following collections of poetry:

    3. Selected poems - John Dryden, ed. Steven N. Zwicker, David A. Bywaters 2001

      Book 

    4. Selected poems - John Wilmot Rochester 2013

      Book 

    5. Several supplementary readings are taken from:

    6. Restoration politics, religion, and culture: Britain and Ireland, 1660-1714 - George Southcombe, Grant Tapsell 2010

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  2. Set Secondary Reading 9 items
    1. Week 4 - Types of Restoration Comedy 1 item
    2. Week 7 - Restoration Tragedy 1 item
    3. Week 8 - Restoration Adaptations of Shakespeare 2 items
    4. Week 9 - Comedy in the 1690s 2 items
      1. A short vindication of The relapse and the provok'd wife from immorality and prophaneness - John Vanbrugh 1698 (electronic book)

        Book  Optional but recommended that you at least browse Vanbrugh's response to Collier

    5. Week 10 - The End of Restoration Comedy 2 items
    6. Week 11 - The Afterlife of Restoration Theatre 1 item
  3. Recommended secondary reading: 23 items
    1. The Ornament of Action - Peter Holland 1979

      Book 

    2. The First English Actresses - Elizabeth Howe 1992

      Book 

    3. Dryden's heroic plays - Derek Hughes 1981

      Book 

    4. English drama, 1660-1700 - Derek Hughes 1996

      Book 

    5. The Rakish Stage - Robert D. Hume 1983

      Book 

    6. Restoration Serious Drama - Geoffrey Marshall 1975

      Book 

    7. Restoration Shakespeare - Barbara A Murray 2001

      Book 

    8. Restoration Theatre Production - Jocelyn Powell 1984

      Book 

    9. Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

      Webpage  Records of secondary sources from 1920 to present day

    10. Early English Books Online

      Webpage  Offers facsimilies of early printed books

    11. Literature Online

      Website  A huge database of primary texts (including many you will not be able to find in the Library), with criticism and bibliographies. Students with visual impairments may be able to use this site to produce an audio version of texts

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