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Susanna Centlivre - The Basset Table - 9781551116785 - V9781551116785
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The Basset Table

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Description for The Basset Table Paperback. A play that follows the fortunes of Lady Reveller, who runs a table where her friends play the card game basset, and her struggle to avoid marrying Lord Worthy. It challenges contemporary stereotypes of the learned lady and offers a picture of a female scientist at work. Editor(s): Milling, Dr. Jane. Num Pages: 174 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 142 x 9. Weight in Grams: 200.
The Basset Table follows the fortunes of Lady Reveller, who runs a table where her friends play the card game basset, and her struggle to avoid marrying Lord Worthy. Meanwhile, Lady Reveller's cousin, Valeria, spends her time conducting scientific experiments and dissections, but her father intends to marry her off to the bluff sea-captain Hearty. How can Lady Reveller be persuaded to forego the delights of gambling? And how can Valeria avoid an unwanted marriage? This witty play paints a seductive picture of the thrills of the Restoration gaming table and challenges contemporary stereotypes of the learned lady. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Publisher
Broadview Press
Condition
New
Number of Pages
174
Place of Publication
Peterborough, Canada
ISBN
9781551116785
SKU
V9781551116785
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 4 to 8 working days
Ref
99-4

About Susanna Centlivre
Jane Milling is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, UK.

Reviews for The Basset Table
Jane Milling has provided an exemplary edition of one of the most enjoyable of eighteenth-century comedies. Her very full introduction provides a critically perceptive study of the play and of Centlivre's theatrical milieu, with detailed documentation of the social and intellectual changes on which the comedy draws: the rise of science, and the debates about gambling and female education. The ... Read more

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