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Restoration Comedy, 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Author(s):
Phyllis HartnollPhyllis Hartnoll, Peter FoundPeter Found

social comedy of manners which flourished on the Restoration stage. Artificial, cynical, licentious, and extravagant, it was a reaction against the austerity of the Puritan years, when the theatres were closed, and perhaps also reflected the House of Stuart's French exile. It is exemplified by the plays of ... ...

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