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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 28 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199215499
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199215492
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 2 x 15.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 635 g
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learned and jargon-free Alex Danchev, Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Martin Meisel is the Brander Matthews Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Literature (the oldest such chair in America). He is the author of iShaw and the Nineteenth-Century Theater/i (Princeton and Oxford), iRealizations: Narrative, Pictorial, and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England/i (Princeton), as well as numerous essays and articles on drama and the visual arts. He has been the recipient of two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, residential fellowships at the National Humanities Center, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (Edinburgh); and of awards from the American Philosophical Society and the Huntington Library among others. In 2003 he received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia.

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One of the lasting successes of the prolific playwright Carlo Goldoni-written for an eighteenth-century Venetian audience-was a comedy called The Servant of Two Masters. Read the first page
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