The Rehearsal: With A Key, or Critical View of The Authors, and their Writings, Exposed in this Play

[VILLIERS], George, Late Duke of Buckingham; WHITEHEAD, Paul (prologue)

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George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham (1628-1687) was, in addition to being a dramatist, also wrote poetry, political pamphlets and satires. He patronised the arts and was a public figure like his father, the 1st Duke of Buckingham who was long rumoured to be the lover of King James I, appearing in fictional form in one of Alexander Dumas's novels on the Three Musketeers. In The Rehearsal, first staged in 1671, Villiers aims his satire at John Dryden with a self-reflexive look at the staging of a theatrical production.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: T. Waller, T. Longman, T. Caslon, A. and C. Corbett, T. Lownds, & c.
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1768
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Ex library - Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    81 [84]p. 18.2 cm. Disbound. Includes advertisements for A. and C. Corbett emphasising their transaction of the State Lottery. Upper corners ripped p. 65-68. Pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Reference label on front page.

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