1698 1ed English Theater Jeremy Collier Short View Puritan Plays Literature Wars

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“A celebrated work which effected a reformation in the theatre.” (Lowndes)

 

Jeremy Collier was a 17th-century English theater critic who, in 1698, wrote a highly controversial attack on English comedies. ‘Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage’ was filled with Collier’s views on what he considered to be profanity and immorality in English plays. He believed plays should be providing moral encouragement rather than encouraging unethical vices.

 

Immediately after Collier’s ‘Short View’ was released, playwrights quickly responded with their own attacks on Collier’s views. Naturally, Collier published his own defense of his ‘Short View’ which focused heavily on the content William Congreve’s plays. These works became important to the literary war between Puritan restrictions and English dramatists!

 

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1698 1ed English Theater Jeremy Collier Short View Puritan Plays Literature Wars

 

“A celebrated work which effected a reformation in the theatre.” (Lowndes)

 

Jeremy Collier was a 17th-century English theater critic who, in 1698, wrote a highly controversial attack on English comedies. ‘Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage’ was filled with Collier’s views on what he considered to be profanity and immorality in English plays. He believed plays should be providing moral encouragement rather than encouraging unethical vices.

 

Immediately after Collier’s ‘Short View’ was released, playwrights quickly responded with their own attacks on Collier’s views. Naturally, Collier published his own defense of his ‘Short View’ which focused heavily on the content William Congreve’s plays. These works became important to the literary war between Puritan restrictions and English dramatists!

 

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COLLIER, Jeremy

 

A short view of the immorality, and profaneness of the English stage: together with the sense of antiquity upon this argument

 

London: Printed for S. Keble, R. Sare, and H. Hindmarsh, 1698. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 288
  • References: Wing C 5263; Lowndes 496
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – Wm. Reynolds
    • Handwritten – L. Cumming
    • Handwritten – William Gibson, 1780
    • Handwritten – Spurgeon
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.5in (19cm x 12cm)

 

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19484

Category

Literature

Authors

COLLIER, Jeremy

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete