Moral Reform in Comedy and Culture, 1696-1747

Social science

Aparna Gollapudi

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Page count: 198 pages

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Language: English

The comic reform plot was not merely a generic turn towards morality or sentimentality, Gollapudi argues, but an important social mechanism for controlling and challenging political and economic changes. She examines reform comedies by Colley Cibber, Susanna Centlivre, Richard Steele, Charles Johnson, and Benjamin Hoadly within the context of emergent trends in finance capitalism, imperial nationalism, political factionalism, domestic ideology and middling class-consciousness.