Jeremy Collier

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Standard Name: Collier, Jeremy

Connections

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Intertextuality and Influence Catharine Trotter
CT was one of those playwrights who took seriously Jeremy Collier 's call in 1698 for reform of the stage. This campaign became an element in her theatrical writing.
Literary responses Mary Pix
MP , again with Trotter , was attacked in Animadversions on Mr. Congreve 's Late Answer to Mr. Collier, probably by George Powell .
Greer, Germaine, Susan Hastings, Jeslyn Medoff, and Melinda Sansone, editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago, 1988.
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Literary responses Catharine Trotter
This was CT 's greatest success. The young George Farquhar much admired it; it was even praised by Charles Gildon .
Greer, Germaine, Susan Hastings, Jeslyn Medoff, and Melinda Sansone, editors. Kissing the Rod. Virago, 1988.
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Her association with Congreve, however, brought CT (together with Mary Pix) some hostile...
Textual Features Mary Pix
The dedication mentions the Countess's experience of travel, and of suffering with her husband. The two widows of the play are differentiated as they are a good and a bad mother. Several motifs familiar from...

Timeline

30 April 1695
Thomas Betterton , Elizabeth Barry , and Anne Bracegirdle gave the first performance of their breakaway Actors' Company , premiering Congreve 's Love for Love.
By May 1697
Sir John Vanbrugh 's comedyThe Provok'd Wife had its first performance.
April 1698
Jeremy Collier published his Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage, a book in heavy-handed pamphlet style with exaggerated typography.
December 1704
Vanbrugh and Congreve were licensed to operate a new theatre, the Haymarket , on the grounds that they would help reform and clean up the stage.