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3 years ago

Thanks a lot . It was of big big help in my assignment. Thankyou so much…

4 years ago

This article was really helpful in my research on the comedy of manners. Could you tell me a little bit about acting styles and techniques used to portray stock characters in this theatre form? Thanks!

4 years ago

please can anyone help me to do some research of comedy of manners .

definition and original of comedy of manners

Sail Bari
4 years ago

Very nice & very much informative.Thank you

5 years ago

Thank you. This info was awesome

Archana Sarath
5 years ago

A Good and Compact piece of information on Comedy of Manners. A Starter.

5 years ago

I’m reading this website for my theatre presentation, and it’s nice for a good start!

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5 years ago


Reply to  Lisa
5 years ago

Yeah i also read it for my presentation and it really helped me

7 years ago

is there any examples of comedy of manners in our new generation right now? The modern one.

Reply to  Justin Cash
2 years ago

Thank you ❤❤❤

mackenzee cole 22
8 years ago

Thank you,for the helping on my drama PRESENTATION!!!!!!!!!!

8 years ago

Thank you, very helpful. One question, how did The Comedy of Manners impact society?

Reply to  Christine
5 years ago

it got people to realise the social class difference and how they were acting towards other people.

9 years ago

thank you for the help on my drama presentation!!

Jesus 2
11 years ago

i dont get it

mackenzee cole 22
Reply to  Jesus 2
8 years ago

well why you on here?

Phurba lama
11 years ago

It is satisfactory….. N very helpful.

11 years ago

Nice info…hope its enough for the exams

12 years ago

not satisfactory information….:(

Tripurari Mishra
12 years ago

it’s bad comedy

14 years ago

thanks a bundle

14 years ago

Technically it is only in England in the 1660s that people should refer to Restoration Comedy and Comedy of Manners as one and the same.

Primarily, this is because Restoration Comedy only applies to the dominant style of comedy in England during the reign of King Charles II – mainly in the 1660s – but extending to about 1700 (whereby this monarch’s “restoring” of the English throne resulted in this brief period being known as the Restoration).

More loosely, people often associate the term Restoration Comedy with Comedy of Manners in general. But in other countries and/or at other times, one should only refer to them as Comedy of Manners works.

Hence, where my article refers to some of the works of Moliere in France during the 1660s, Sheridan in Ireland and Goldsmith in England in the 1770s, or Wilde in England in the 1890s, one should only refer to these works as being in the Comedy of Manners style.

In terms of content and form, all of the above are generally the same. Whatever period or name we wish to give them, these plays written in different periods and countries all serve the same purpose – to satirise the daily customs of the upper classes in society – historically, the very people in the theatre watching them.

As to whether Comedy of Manners is actually a theatrical “genre” or a “style” is another post altogether! For me, Comedy of Manners is a sub-genre of Comedy, but one will often see it referred to as a theatrical style. It’s all semantics.


Phillipa Coward
14 years ago

I am confused can anybody tell me is this the same as restoration comedy because in the syllabus they are different styles.