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By Deborah Payne Fisk

Those 4 performs within the Oxford English Drama sequence catch the diversity of responses to the modern and bold libertine move within the moment half the 17th century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in model are lesser-known comedian gem stones of the recovery degree; the guy of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's experimental and darkish model of the Don Juan tale. The texts are freshly edited utilizing glossy spelling. there's a serious creation, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography which jointly light up the performs' cultural context and theatrical capability for reader and performer alike. The advent surveys the origins and improvement of libertinism and gives an in depth studying of the performs. It additionally considers staging, and appears on the performs now not in simple terms as literary texts but additionally as scripts meant for functionality. This version additionally encompasses a wide-ranging annotation and an informative biliography which jointly remove darkness from the performs' cultural context and theatrical power for reader and performer alike.

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4, a scene that spoofs ‘the angel and she-devil’ convention almost to the point of high camp. Their characters disgorge vitriol as they battle each other for Rashley, Maria threatening to ‘trample’ Emilia into ‘ashes’ and Emilia warning that she will ‘forge a plot shall blow thee into air’. As that scene indicates, A Fond Husband is a far cry from the philosophical musings of The Libertine or the ironic detachment of The Man of Mode. Durfey’s script is far closer in spirit to Ned Ward than Walter Charleton.

Xxix introduction women in the play who represent past, present, and future affairs: Mrs Loveit, his cast-off mistress; Bellinda, his one-night stand; and Emilia, a prospective amour even though she is intended for Young Bellair, supposedly a close ‘friend’. 406–7). 317–18). He suspects that Emilia veils desire with discretion, but he will bide his time patiently until her marriage to a romantic young fool makes possible a future assignation. Dorimant is a libertine in other respects: he flouts social mores.

We might recall that the earl of Rochester, often mentioned as the model for Dorimant, wrote tender love letters to his wife alongside missives to pals detailing the latest benders, brawls, or noxious ‘cures’ for syphilis. The whores and willing women were a foregone conclusion, as was Rochester’s assumption of a libertine privilege underwritten by an aristocratic ethos. Dorimant, if he passes his test in the country, will have a rich estate and a wife sufficiently equipped with ‘wit’ and ‘malice’, not to mention respect for ‘decency and honour’, to smile graciously amidst the whispers and, when necessary, to ‘jeer’ at her rivals.

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