1698 English Theater Defense Against Jeremy Collier Plays Dennis & Congreve 2in1

DENNIS, John CONGREVE, William

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Two late 17th-century English works bound as one – both of which were critical responses to Jeremy Collier. Collier was an English theater critic who controversially attacked English comedies. Collier’s wrote 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.

 

John Dennis was an English dramatist known for his critical reviews of playwrights as well as his defenses against Collier. ‘The Usefulness of the Stage’ was one of these defenses.

 

William Congreve’s plays seemed to be the most attacked by Collier. Congreve subsequently wrote his own work, ‘Amendments’, in hopes of calming the harshness aroused by Collier’s ‘Short View’.

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1698 English Theater Defense Against Jeremy Collier Plays Dennis & Congreve 2in1

Two late 17th-century English works bound as one – both of which were critical responses to Jeremy Collier. Collier was an English theater critic who controversially attacked English comedies. Collier’s wrote 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.

 

John Dennis was an English dramatist known for his critical reviews of playwrights as well as his defenses against Collier. ‘The Usefulness of the Stage’ was one of these defenses.

 

William Congreve’s plays seemed to be the most attacked by Collier. Congreve subsequently wrote his own work, ‘Amendments’, in hopes of calming the harshness aroused by Collier’s ‘Short View’.

 

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DENNIS, John

The usefulness of the stage: to the happiness of mankind, to government, and to religion.

London: Printed for Rich. Parker, 1698.

…Bound with…

 

 

CONGREVE, William

Amendments of Mr. Collier’s false and imperfect citations, &c. from the Old batchelour, Double dealer, Love for love, Mourning bride

London: Printed for J. Tonson, 1698.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages: 2 works in 1

o   ‘The Usefulness of The Stage’

  • [8], 143, [1]

o   ‘Amendments of Mr. Collier’s…’

  • [4], 80, 71-109, [1]
  • Provenance: Handwritten

o   Wm. Burgh

  • William Burgh, or de Burgh, (1741–1808) was a prominent Anglo-Irish politician, theological writer and active campaigner for the abolition of slavery. He was a Member of Parliament for Athy from 1769 to 1776, and supported the campaigns of William Wilberforce against slavery.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm)

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8437

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Authors

DENNIS, John CONGREVE, William

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete