1699 1ed Jeremey Collier Defense of Short View of English Theater Puritan Plays

COLLIER, Jeremy

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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.

 

This 1699 first edition of ‘Defense’ is a fine printing of the literary war between Puritan restrictions and English dramatists!

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1699 1ed Jeremey Collier Defense of Short View of English Theater Puritan Plays

 

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.

 

This 1699 first edition of ‘Defense’ is a fine printing of the literary war between Puritan restrictions and English dramatists!

 

Item number: #8892

Price: $599

 

COLLIER, Jeremy

 

A defence of the Short view of the profaneness and immorality of the English stage, being a reply to Mr. Congreve’s Amendments, &c. and to the Vindication of the author of the relapse.

 

London: Printed for S. Keble… R. Sare… and H. Hindmarsh, 1699. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [4], 139, [1]
  • References: Wing C 5248
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.75in (19cm x 12cm)

 

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8892

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Religion

Authors

COLLIER, Jeremy

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete