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Oscar Wilde's Society Plays free pdf As the first collection of essays specifically about Oscar Wilde's comedies, the contributors re-evaluate Oscar Wilde's society plays as "comedies of manners" to see whether this is actually an apt way to read Wilde's most emblematic plays. Focusing on both the context and the texts, the collection locates Wilde both in his social and literary settings. It also demonstrates how Wilde both reinvigorated the genre and creatively imbued these plays with an intellectual and social seriousness not seen before in comedies of manners. This collection allows readers to stop laughing solely at the wit when studying the plays, but also uncover new, productive paths to explore these serious (while still very funny) plays.

About Michael Y. Bennett

Michael Y. Bennett is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, where he teaches courses on modern drama. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (2015)- Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012)- Words, Space, and the Audience (2012)- and Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011- 2013). He is the editor of Oscar Wilde's Society Plays (2015)- with Benjamin D. Carson, Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives, (2012- 2014)- and Refiguring Oscar Wilde's Salome (2011). He is also Editor of the book series New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies.

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Author : Michael Y. Bennett
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 06 August 2015
ISBN : 1137410922
EAN : 9781137410924
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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