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Dramatic and Political Shifts: The Example of John Crowne

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/9780198183877.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows the extraordinary flexibility with which dramatists responded to the ‘local’ historical debates and shifts outlined in the previous chapter. It takes the example of Crowne, ... 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


Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More


Bigamy and Sensation

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Plays about unintentional bigamy were as old as melodrama itself and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century, exercising an important influence on sensation novels such as Ellen Wood's ... More


Afterwords

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This concluding chapter sketches the impressive endurance of the ‘fallen woman’ plots traced in this book through the later twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The plots and tropes used in ... More


‘Quando?’ (When?) in Romeo and Juliet

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter shows how belief in the autonomy and depth (or plenitude) of Shakespearean character has been inseparable from an assumption that Shakespeare’s plots are relatively informal, merely ... More


Knots, Charms, Riddles: Macbeth and All’s Well That Ends Well

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare’s Binding Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757580
eISBN:
9780191817342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

Shakespeare is typically interested in the sorts of binding language—oaths, vows, promises, and the like—that impose obligations on the self. In Macbeth, he dramatizes the bonds imposed on others by ... More


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