The criteria for insertion in this bibliography are simple: Playwrights are included whose dramatic output begins between 1660 and 1700 and responds to the changed social and political atmosphere of London. A lively introduction sets the tone for this informative and entertaining bibliography. References to the works of Aphra Behn, Colley Cibber, William Congreve, John Dryden, George Villiers, and William Wycherley appear alphabetically under each playwright's name. The bibliography is selective rather than exhaustive, designed to intrigue and invite scholars to explore territory in more detail and at their own pace.
Thomas J. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Comparative Drama from the University of Virginia. He is author of numerous scholarly articles and reviews, and has written, produced, and directed plays at various universities and festivals throughout the country. He works as a freelance writer.