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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


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


Secularizing Conscience in Milton's Republican Community

Lana Cable

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores ambiguities and contradictions in the thinking of Milton and other republicans, whose ideas about toleration came into conflict with their demands for freedom of conscience. ... More


Exclusion, the Tory Ascendancy, and the English Empire, 1678–1688

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with the political nadir for the Royal African Company: the Exclusion Crisis. From 1679-1681 the House of Commons tried on three occasions to exclude the Duke of York from the ... 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


Collapse of a System, 1678–1679

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the period of Charles's reign that commenced with the Peace of Nijmegen. It is this period that has also been very intensively studied, leading to a fairly consistent portrait ... 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


‘A Child of Heathen Hobbs’:1 political prints of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis – the revision of a republican mode

Christina M. Carlson

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines political prints that responded to the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis (1679–82). It compares the political prints of the “Tory” Sir Roger L’Estrange, Licenser to the Press, ... 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


‘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


Plot: Parliament, Popery, and Liberty, 1678–1681

Andrew R. Murphy

in Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190271190
eISBN:
9780190271213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271190.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter explores William Penn’s political thought as it developed during the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis (1678–1681). During these years, Penn became an increasingly prominent member of the ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Andrew Marvell

Nigel Smith

in Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112214
eISBN:
9780300168396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112214.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter introduces the effect and influence that Andrew Marvell had after his death in August 1678. Emerging as a posthumous hero of the emergent Whig party during the Exclusion Crisis of ... More


Miltonic Texts and European Politics, 1674–1682

Jason Peacey

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter addresses the afterlives of Miltonic texts, most obviously the ‘state letters’ that were prepared during the 1650s, by assessing their translation, re-publication, and polemical ... More


Laws Regulating Publication, Speech, and Performance, 1674–1684

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

A series of treason trials highlighted the increasing concerns over the succession to the throne by a practicing Catholic, James Duke of York. After rescinding the Declaration of Indulgence in 1673, ... More


‘Priests of all Religions are the same’: Dryden and the Politics of Irreligion

Philip Connell

in Secular Chains: Poetry and the Politics of Religion from Milton to Pope

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199269587
eISBN:
9780191820496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269587.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins with some consideration of the libertine anti-clericalism of court wits such as Rochester, but its principal points of focus are the career of John Dryden in the 1670s and 1680s, ... More


Public Spectacles: The Popish Plot and Public Mass Media

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Exclusion Crisis arose over the Whig party’s attempt to block the Catholic James Duke York, from inheriting the throne. It led to a series of public demonstrations playing on fears of a fictional ... More


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