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The Relapse and Other Plays

The Relapse and Other Plays
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This edition contains five comedies on the theme of marital disharmony by the foremost Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726). In addition to the The Relapse it includes The Provoked Wife, The Confederacy, A Journey to London, and The Country House. Published in the Oxford English Drama series, it has modernized texts, a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography. It is the only selection

of Vanbrugh's plays currently in print. - ;The Relapse * The Provoked Wife * The Confederacy * A Journey to London * The Country House

These five comedies on the theme of marital disharmony by the foremost Restoration playwright John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) are published in the Oxford English Drama series. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. There is a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography which together illuminate the plays' cultural context and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike.

'The series should reshape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.'

Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University -

Oxford University Press, UK; October 2004
432 pages; ISBN 9780191605345
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