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Restoration comedy: Quiz


Question 1: William Wycherley, ________ (1675), The Plain-Dealer (1676)
Restoration comedyThe RelapseMarriage à la mode (Restoration Drama)The Country Wife

Question 2: ________ refers many times in his famous diary to visiting the playhouse in order to watch or re-watch the performance of particular actresses, and to how much he enjoys these experiences.
Cyril WycheChristopher WrenSamuel PepysLondon

Question 3: There was a swing away from comedy to serious political drama, reflecting preoccupations and divisions following on the ________ (1678) and the Exclusion Crisis (1682).
Titus OatesPopish PlotEdward ColmanWilliam Petre, 4th Baron Petre

Question 4: ________, Love and a Bottle (1698), The Constant Couple (1699), Sir Harry Wildair (1701), The Recruiting Officer (1706), The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
Theatre Royal, Drury LaneGeorge FarquharAlexander PopeMacbeth

Question 5: Horner's ________ trick provides the main plot and the play's organizing principle.
Sexual fetishismHypersexualitySexual dysfunctionErectile dysfunction

Question 6: ________, The Rehearsal (1671)
Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of LeedsGeorge Villiers, 2nd Duke of BuckinghamCharles II of EnglandAnthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

Question 7: They stole freely from the contemporary French and Spanish stage, from English Jacobean and Caroline plays, and even from Greek and Roman ________ comedies, and combined the looted plotlines in adventurous ways.
Ancient RomeClassicsRoman EmpireClassical antiquity

Question 8: Twenty lean years followed this short golden age, although the achievement of ________ in the 1680s is to be noted.
Aphra BehnOroonokoVirginia WoolfEngland

Question 9: Charles Sedley, The Mulberry-Garden (1668) and the racy ________: or, The Mistress (1687)
Dorset Garden TheatreSir Charles Sedley, 5th BaronetBellamira (play)Thomas Shadwell

Question 10: During the second wave of Restoration comedy in the 1690s, the "softer" comedies of William Congreve and ________ reflected mutating cultural perceptions and great social change.
Colley CibberStowe HouseBlenheim PalaceJohn Vanbrugh

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