Restoration Stage Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage Films: by Elizabeth Kraft

By Elizabeth Kraft

In recovery degree Comedies and Hollywood Remarriage movies, Elizabeth Kraft brings the canon of recovery comedy into the dialog initiated through Stanley Cavell in his booklet ambitions of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. sooner than there might be imagined remarriages of the type Cavell files, there needed to be imagined marriages of equality. Such imagined marriages have been first mapped out at the recovery degree by way of witty pairs comparable to Harriet and Dorimant, Millamant and Mirabell, and Alithea and Harcourt who're precursors of the important in motion pictures similar to citing child, His woman Friday, and the woman Eve. In contemplating the recovery comedy canon in one-on-one discourse with the Hollywood remarriage comedy canon, Kraft demonstrates the indebtedness of the twentieth-century motion pictures to the recovery dramatic texts-and the philosophical richness of either canons as they discover the character and value of marriage as pursuit of ethical perfectionism. Her ebook could be of curiosity to experts in recovery drama and movie scholars.

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