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Title Short view of the immorality and profaneness of the English stage
Subject Theater--Moral and ethical aspects; Theater--England
Creator Collier, Jeremy, 1650-1726
Description Collier, Jeremy (1650-1726) London. Printed for S. Keble...,1698 Second edition Jeremy Collier was an English clergyman who supported James II. He is best known for his combative anti-theater pamphlet, mostly directed toward the plays of William Congreve and John Vanbrugh. Collier charged that these plays lacked poetic justice and exemplary morality. He described all the characters as wicked and immoral and denounced the playwrights for failing to punish them. He objected to exclamations such as, "Heavens!" Collier's little tract created a pamphlet war, including a lengthy and serious refutation from Congreve and a brief, casual response from Vanbrugh, who charged Collier of being more sensitive to unflattering portrayals of the clergy than to profanity.
Date 1698
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Source PN2047 .C6 1698
Language eng
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Holding Institution Rare Books Division, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Scanning Technician Kelly Taylor
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor; Luise Poulton; Matt Brunsvik; Choun Votha; Ken Rockwell
Call Number PN2047 .C6; Record ID 99220410102001
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