She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies

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The Modern Husband * The Clandestine Marriage * She Stoops to Conquer * Wild Oats This edition brings together four eighteenth-century comedies that illustrate the full variety of the century's drama. Fielding's The Modern Husband , written before the 1737 Licensing Act that restricted political and social comment, depicts wife-pandering and widespread social corruption. InGarrick and Colman's The Clandestine Marriage two lovers marry in defiance of parental wishes and rue the consequences. She Stoops to Conquer explores the comic and not-so-comic consequences of mistaken identity, and in Wild Oats, the 'strolling player' Rover is a beacon of hope at a time ofunrest. Part of the Oxford English Drama series, this edition has modern-spelling texts, critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation and an informative bibliography.

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Acknowledgements
viii
Note on the Texts
xxxvii
Chronology
xlix
Copyright

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Nigel Wood has edited several volumes of critical essays on eighteenth-century writers, is co-editor with David Lodge of Modern Criticism and Theory, and General Editor of the "Theory in Practice" series for the Open University Press.

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