Restoration Comedy in Performance

Author: J. L. Styan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521274214
Release Date: 1986-08-29
Genre: Drama

Restoration comedy disappeared from the stage for nearly 200 years until it was revived early this century. Without the benefit of a performance tradition has suffered from an inappropriate literary and moralistic criticism which continues to this day. Yet this brilliant court and coterie comedy of sexual and social behaviour was an extraordinary success in its own time, and enjoys a unique place in theatrical history as an example of the interplay possible between the stage and the audience. In this book John Styan persuades us that only through a performance approach to the great plays of Etherege, Wycherley, Dryden, Shadwell, Vanbrugh, Congreve and Farquhar can we recover a sense of their value. Restoration Comedy in Performance is liberally illustrated with contemporary drawings and modern photographs, and it draws extensively upon documentary and visual evidence of the seventeenth century in order to suggest the importance of the costume and customs, manners and behaviour of the age to an understanding of the sort of theatre and drama it produced. Professor Styan also discusses the problems encountered in the early attempts to revive the comedies in the twentieth century, and pauses frequently in order to offer a descriptive account of a moment of staging or to recreate a scene or a sequence of comic repartee or action. The book aims to bring back to life, therefore, something of a lost art form, not as a piece of conventional stage or production history, but as a true attempt to recognize the virtues of Restoration comedy as a performing art.

The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre

Author: Deborah Payne Fisk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052158812X
Release Date: 2000-05-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fourteen specially commissioned essays provide essential information about staging, playwrights, themes and genres in the drama of the Restoration.

The Restoration of the Self

Author: Heinz Kohut
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226450131
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Psychology

In his foundational work The Restoration of the Self, noted psychoanalyst Heinz Kohut boldly challenges what he called “the limits of classical analytic theory” and the Freudian orthodoxy. Here Kohut proposes a “psychology of the self” as a theory in its own right—one that can stand beside the teachings of Freud and Jung. Using clinical data, Kohut explores issues such as the role of narcissism in personality, when a patient can be considered cured, and the oversimplifications and social biases that unduly influenced Freudian thought. This volume puts forth some of Kohut’s most influential ideas on achieving emotional health through a balanced, creative, and joyful sense of self. "Kohut speaks clearly from his identity as a psychoanalyst-healer, showing that he is more of a psychoanalyst than most, and yet calling for major theoretical revisions including a redefinition of the essence of psychoanalysis.”—American Journal of Psychotherapy

Restoration of Motion Picture Film

Author: Paul Read
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080516196
Release Date: 2000-08-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

This is the first book to bring together the work of a modern motion picture film laboratory together with the specialist techniques for preservation and restoration of archival film. The books data has its origins in a training programme called FILM which was written by members of the Gamma Group with funding from the EU fund Force. The committee comprised senior film archivists and technicians in charge of film conservation departments or working film laboratories within national film archives, together with technicians from commercial laboratories which specialise in archival film conservation and who do not work for national and local archives. The final group consisted of many of the most experienced individuals in their fields. Restoration of Motion Picture Film is an extremely informative, well-researched book which is an unmissable addition to the bookshelves of conservators, archivists and curators worldwide. Film history and film conservation students will also find it of great interest and use. * Only book in English on this subject * Prepared by leading specialists in their field * Includes coverage of digital technology


Author: George F. Will
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143911904X
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: History

Biblical Christianity was originally a sect of Judaism that believed in Jesus and revered the Torah as the core of her scriptures. Restoration is a riveting argument for a return to that original biblical expression of faith in Jesus. Discover for yourself the profound beauty of Torah life, the celebration of the biblical Sabbath, and the application of God's holy feast days. Your eyes will be opened to another dimension of the faith that is beginning to reemerge among Christians worldwide. Lancaster answers common theological objections to the Torah, while demonstrating that Christians are already keeping more of God's Law than they realize. This thought provoking, theological boat-rocker is a fun-to-read inspiring journey into the world of the Bible.


Author: James M. Scott
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004115803
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Religion

These seminal essays, written by an international group of eminent scholars, introduce the reader to the subject of restoration in a roughly chronological approach, beginning with the formative period (the Old Testament), followed by the Greco-Roman period, formative Judaism, and early Christianity.


Author: Philip Winsor
Publisher: Editions Enlaplage
ISBN: 9781936466023
Release Date: 2010-09-29
Genre: Fiction

Sixty years ago the king of the imaginary island nation of Marania died in a bloody revolution, but his sons were spirited away the elder, George, to London as pretender to the throne, and the younger, Michael, to the United States to settle in anonymity. In Marania, progressive forces have begun to assert control. Michael's background in art history leads him to inquire of the new government whether Maranians in exile might contribute financially to the restoration of decaying architectural monuments. The talk in the emigre community is of the restoration of the monarchy.

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

Author: William J. Mitsch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047133264X
Release Date: 2003-09-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Completely updated to keep pace with current technology. * Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques. * Includes completely updated case studies.

Restoration Ireland

Author: Mr Coleman Dennehy
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409479994
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: History

In recent decades, the historiography of early modern Ireland in general, and of the seventeenth century in particular, has been revitalised. However, whilst much of this new work has focused either on the critical decades of the 1640s or the Williamite wars, the Restoration period still remains largely neglected. As such this volume provides an opportunity to explore the period between 1660 and 1688, and reassess some of the crucial events it witnessed. For whilst it may lack some of the high drama of the Civil War or the Glorious Revolution, this was a time that established a political and social settlement, based upon the maintenance of the massive land confiscations of the 1650s, that would underpin the social and class structure of Ireland until the end of the nineteenth century. Including contributions from both established and younger scholars, this collection provides a set of interlocking and interrelated essays that focus on the central concerns of the volume, whilst occasionally reaching beyond the chronological and thematic barriers of the period as required. The result is a homogenous volume, that not only addresses a glaring historiographical gap in critical areas of the Restoration period; but also serves to take stock of the work that has been done on the period; and as a consequence of this it will help stimulate and provoke further argument, debate, and research into the history of Ireland during the Restoration period. Directed primarily at an academic audience, this collection will be useful to a range of scholars with an interest in seventeenth century political, social and religious history.

Restoration Ecology

Author: William R. Jordan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521337283
Release Date: 1990-08-16
Genre: Nature

Assembling whhole systems in the field; Synthetic ecology; Partial or piecewise restoration in the field; restored systems as opportunities for basic research; Doing restoration ecology.

Wetland Creation Restoration and Conservation

Author: William J. Mitsch
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0444521348
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

This book covers selected papers that were presented by participants at a "Wetland Invitational" held in Columbus Ohio, USA in May 2003. They are divided, by subject matter into four general categories: 1. Restoration of a large river basin and delta; 2. Long-term wetland restoration; 3. Creation of wetlands for mitigation of wetland loss; 4. Conservation and restoration of the world's wetlands. * Provides key integrated, long-term assessments * Covers a selection of the world's most significant wetlands * Addresses management approaches for wetland conservation, creation and restoration

Shakespeare Adaptations from the Restoration

Author: Barbara A. Murray
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838640567
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Drama

Between 1660 and 1682 seventeen of Shakespeare's plays were altered for the new Restoration stages and times. Shakespeare Adaptations from the Restoration: Five Plays now publishes five of these plays for the first time in a critical edition. The Introduction begins with an account of the events that led from civil war to the Restoration, the nature of Restoration stages, and the fate of Shakespeare on them, and is designed for those less familiar with these topics. This is followed by a critical account of the plays, setting each in the context of contemporary political events, and (with the notes) offering suggestions about staging. With the texts the broad editorial intention has been to present clear and consistent versions in which spelling and punctuation, as well as contemporary printing conventions have been interfered with as little as possible. Endnotes gloss unfamiliar words, phrases, and references, and include a brief account of the plays' source materials, critical history, and stage history.