Venice Preserv'd: Or, A Plot Discover'd. A Tragedy


Venice Preserv'd: Or, A Plot Discover'd. A Tragedy

OTWAY, Thomas

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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.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Printed by J. Darby, for B. Tooke and G. Strahan
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1720
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    82 [84]p. 16.5 cm. originally priced at 1s. Disbound but ready for rebinding. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Very good condition.

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