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
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1720
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
82 p. 16.5 cm. originally priced at 1s. Disbound but ready for rebinding. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Very good condition.