Bradly Brown


Love’s Last Shift
mixed media on canvas
38″ x 36″

Love’s Last Shift, or The Fool in Fashion is an English Restoration comedy by Colley Cibber from 1696.

The play is regarded as an early herald of a shift in audience tastes away from the intellectualism and sexual frankness of Restoration comedy and towards the conservative certainties and gender role backlash of sentimental comedy. It is often described as “opportunistic” (Hume), containing as it does something for everybody: daring Restoration comedy sex scenes, sentimental reconciliations, and broad farce.

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