Thomas Southerne


Jordan & Love

The Works of Thomas Southerne, ed. Robert Jordon and Harold Love, 2 vols (Oxford, 1988)


Thomas Southerne was a largely successful Restoration dramatist, who has been best known for his dramatic adaptations of two novels by Aphra Behn: The Fatal Marriage (1694) and Oroonoko (1696). But for a few letters, documents and extracts, besides some 18th-century promptbooks, little by Southerne survives in manuscripts.

Peter Beal