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Research Resources for Restoration & 18th-C Drama


MLA International Bibliography


C18-L Selected Readings Database


English Short Title Catalog


Restoration and 18th-Century Theater Research

Eighteenth-Century Life

Eighteenth-Century Studies

For information about performances, there is nothing better than The London Stage, 5 vols. of which cover our period.  To navigate this 11-volume work use this index:


Index to The London Stage, 1660-1800. Compiled, with an introd. by Ben Ross Schneider, Jr. ; foreword by George Winchester Stone, Jr. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1979. Print.

The London stage, 1660-1800; a Calendar of Plays, Entertainments & Afterpieces, together with Casts, Box-receipts and Contemporary Comment.
Compiled from the Playbills, Newspapers and Theatrical Diaries of the Period
. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1960-68. Print..

Scholarly Studies



Burns, Edward. Restoration Comedy: Crises of Desire and Identity. New York: St Martins, 1987.  Print.


Canfield, Douglas. Tricksters and Estates: On the Ideology of Restoration Comedy. Lexington: Kentucky UP, 1997.  Print.


Copeland, Nancy. Staging Gender in Behn and Centlivre: Women's Comedy in the Theatre. Vermont: Ashgate, 2004.  Print.


Dobree, Bonamy. Restoration Tragedy: 1660-1720. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1954.  Print.


Frisk, Deborah, ed. The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theater. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.  Print.


Holmes, Geoffrey. Politics, Religion, and Society in England 1679-1742. London: Hambledon, 1986.  Print.


Hughes, Derek. The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.  Print.


Kreis-Schink, Annette. Women, Writing, and the Theater in the Early Modern Period: The Plays of Aphra Behn and Suzanna Centlivre. Cranbury: Associated UP, 2001.  Print.


Markley, Robert. Two-Edg'd Weapons: Style and Ideology in the Comedies of Ethredge, Whycherley, and Congreve. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1996.  Print.


Owen, Susan. Restoration Theater in Crisis. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1986.  Print.


---., ed.  A Companion to Restoration Drama. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.  Print.


---. Perspectives on Restoration Drama. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2002.  Print.


Pearson, Jacqueline. The Prostituted Muse: Images of Women and Women Dramatists 1642-1737. New York: St. Martins, 1988.  Print.


Picard, Liza. Restoration London. New York: St. Martins, 1998.  Print.

Prologues, Epilogues, Curtain-raisers, and Afterpieces : the Rest of the Eighteenth-century London Stage. Ed. Daniel J. Ennis and Judith Bailey Slagle Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2007. Print


Staves, Susan. Players' Scepters: Fictions of Authority in the Restoration. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1979.  Print.


Todd, Janet. Aphra Behn. New York: St Martins, 1999.  Print.


----.  The Sign of Angellica: Women, Writing, and Fiction, 1660-1800. New York: Columbia UP, 1989.  Print.


Turner, James. Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and Egnland, 1534-1685. NY: Oxford UP, 2003.

Wall Wall, Cynthia, ed.  A Concise Companion to the Restoration and 18th Century. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.  Print.



Weber, Harold. The Restoration Rake-Hero. Madison: Wisconsin UP, 1986.  Print.


Womersley, David, Paddy Bullard and Abigail Williams. "Cultures of Whiggism": New Essays on English Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2005.  Print.


Young, Douglas. The Feminist Voices in Restoration Comedy: The Virtuous Women in the Play-Worlds of Etheridge, Wycherley and Congreve. Lanham: U Press of America, 1997.  Print.