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The Politics of the Crisis

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter sets the scene by examining the nature and significance of the revolutionary ‘moment’ which modern historians have labeled the Exclusion Crisis. It brings together different sources to ... More


Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Susan J. Owen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Restoration Theatre and Crisis is a seminal study of the drama of the Restoration, in particular that of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis. This was a time of unprecedented political ... More


‘Dire is the Dearth and Famine on the Stage’: Drama, 1682–1688  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In November 1682 the ailing King's Company merged with the more adventurously and expertly managed Duke's, and for the next thirteen years the London stage became a monopoly. The absence of ... More


Reading the Politics of Restoration Drama

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is about the plays of the Exclusion Crisis, and more broadly about the relationship of Restoration theatre and potential crisis. The first part of the book considers the drama's engagement ... More


Tory Plays: The Contradictions of Royalism in Crisis

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter starts the exploration of the contradictory nature of drama, of politics, and of the relationship between the two. The Exclusion Crisis exposes and sharpens contradictions which already ... More


Whig Plays: Vitality in Opposition

SUSAN J. OWEN

in Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183877
eISBN:
9780191674129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter looks at the vitality of Whig plays in opposition. It addresses two major critical misapprehensions. The first is the belief that there are no opposition plays in the early stages of the ... More


‘A Cause like yours would summon the Just Gods’: Tragedy, 1688–1695  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first tragedy known to have been premiered after the Revolution was Nathaniel Lee's anti-Catholic pot-boiler The Massacre of Paris, written during the Exclusion Crisis and banned. Here ‘A hundred ... More


Introduction

Manujendra Kundu

in So Near, Yet So Far: Badal Sircar's Third Theatre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199464777
eISBN:
9780199086566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464777.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The first section of the Introduction briefs on the chapters and delineates the scope and extent of the work. Why a comprehensive performance analysis has not been undertaken is elaborated in the ... More


Retraining the Virtuoso’s Gaze: The Emperor of the Moon, the Exclusion Crisis, and the Spectacles of Science and Politics

Al Coppola

in The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190269715
eISBN:
9780190269739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269715.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Drama

The Emperor of the Moon, a heretofore unrecognized parody of Dryden’s Albion and Albanius, restages debased spectacle in order to contain and defuse it. Aphra Behn’s play is analogous to what the ... More


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