– TRAGEDY (John Dryden, Thomas Otway):
- focused on personal life (suicide, remorse, failure); a short re-awakening of the classical spirit;
- o the Elizabethan domestic tragedy form – George Lillo (the first spokesman of the middle class in theatre, spoke against aristocratic ideas, ignored by the British theatre)
– COMEDY OF MANNERS (William Wycherley, William Congreve, Sir George Etherege,…):
- directly mirrors the manners of the upper-class:
- o satire – emphasizing corruption
- o romantic comedy – about love in the world of money and laws.