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Restoration stage comedies and Hollywood remarriage films : in conversation with Stanley Cavell / Elizabeth Kraft.

Author:
Kraft, Elizabeth [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017, , ©2017]
Description:
viii, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
British literature in context in the long eighteenth century. [More in this series]
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index.
Contents:
Prologue: the reason and the rhyme -- Something from nothing: marriage, conversation, and the tragicomic plot -- The thin man of mode -- Whippoorwills, gypsies, and fantasies of the night: Aphra Behn's The rover and Frank Capra's It happened one night -- Luck, be a lady: Aphra Behn, Preston Sturges, and the ethics of genre -- Playing and not playing: William Wycherley's The country wife and Howard Hawks's Bringing up baby -- Forgotten men: William Wycherley's The plain dealer and Gregory la Cava's My man Godfrey -- Provisos and reprieves: William Congreve's The way of the world and Howard Hawks's His girl friday -- Happily ever after? the awful truth about careless husbands -- Epilogue: hope springs eternal.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781472484581 (alk. paper)
  • 1472484584 (alk. paper)
  • (ebk)
LCCN:
2016017506
OCLC:
947020516
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