Why way of the world is considered as a Restoration comedy?
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Also, why the play is called The Way of the World?
"The way of the world" is a flippant expression meaning the way people behave. However, in the Restoration times, the expression "the way of the world" connoted adultery, which was a common behavior in society and especially in theatrical Restoration Comedies.
Also Know, what are the characteristics of Restoration comedy? Restoration Literature Characteristics
- Comedy of Manners. The Comedy of Manners is a theatrical genre that was uber-popular during the Restoration period.
- Satire. The Restoration writers couldn't get enough satire.
- Heroic Couplet.
- Social Life.
- Restoration of Monarchy.
- Rejection of Puritanism.
Also question is, what is the main theme of Restoration comedy?
One of the major themes of restoration comedy is marriage and the game of love. But if marriage is a mirror of society, the couples in the plays show something very dark and sinister about order. Many critiques of marriage in the comedies are devastating.
What is a Restoration play?
"Restoration comedy" is English comedy written and performed in the Restoration period from 1660 to 1710. Comedy of manners is used as a synonym of Restoration comedy. The best-known fact about the Restoration drama is that it is immoral.