Venice Preserv'd: Or, A Plot Discover'd. A Tragedy
Thomas Otway (1652-1685) was a British playwright under King Charles II. Venice Preserv'd, originally published in 1682, is a classic Restoration Tragedy with many characteristics of the Gothic Romance, including a allegorical reference to the Gunpowder Plot. The play was also well known at the time and remembered for the melodramatic portrayal of Belvidera, a well respected character and role for women actresses, newly admitted to the stage during the Restoration.
Publisher: Printed by J. Darby, for B. Tooke and G. Strahan
Date Published: 1720
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 82 p. 16.5 cm. originally priced at 1s. Disbound but ready for rebinding. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Very good condition.