The Designs of Carolean Comedy


The Tempest, Marriage A-la-Mode, The Spanish Fryar, and other plays are examined as consumer products offering a variety of potentially satisfying images of the world at a time when social and personal values were confused, precarious, and heterogeneous. Many of the comedies permit the viewer to enjoy forbidden, glamorous behavior without feeling guilty.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Carbondale, IL
Publication year:
  • 1988


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