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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


‘To call every thing into question’: Influences on the Drama  

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/9780198119746.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book traces patterns of diversity that gradually shift in their composition and proportions, and a number of interlinked motifs become evident. It is noteworthy that, after 1688, contented Whigs ... More


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


Horizons of the Masque

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that mid‐ and late‐ seventeenth‐century booksellers' catalogues designate public theatrical masques, Interregnum closet pieces, and Restoration operas as “masques.” Masques were ... More


The Homer of Romancy-Writers: Republic, Restoration, and After

Helen Moore

in Amadis in English: A Study in the Reading of Romance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198832423
eISBN:
9780191871030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832423.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

This chapter’s title quotes Margaret Cavendish’s description of Amadis and it explores the return to prominence post-1660 of Amadis’s relationship to French, rather than Spanish, literary culture. ... More


Afterword: “Scene: Virginia”: America and Heroic Drama on the Restoration Stage

Gavin Hollis

in The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734321
eISBN:
9780191799167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734321.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

The Afterword explores commercial drama from the interregnum and early Restoration periods, when colonies and colonizers began to be staged in the London playhouses. These staging practices were ... More


Bones and bays: on with The Knight's Tale

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Five discusses the intratemporal relationship of The Knight’s Tale to Two Noble Kinsmen, Davenant’s The Rivals, Lydgate’s The Siege of Thebes, and Dryden’s Palamon and Arcite. Two Noble ... More


Scene Changes

Claire M. L. Bourne

in Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 studies the impact of moveable scenes on playbook typography. Play quartos published after 1660 began to use pared-down “place-markers” that simply named the place for readers to “mark” ... More


‘I Still Deny’d, Much Pleas’d to Hear You Sue’: Milton’s Eve, Ovid, and the Restoration Coquette

Laura L. Knoppers

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/9780198769774.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores Anglo-Irish poet John Hopkins’s Milton’s Paradise Lost Imitated in Rhyme (1699), a lively, comic, and virtually unknown adaptation of Books 4, 6, and 9 of Paradise Lost written ... More


Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England

Claire M. L. Bourne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198848790
eISBN:
9780191883149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Typographies of Performance is the first book-length study of early modern English playbook typography. It tells a new history of drama from the period by considering the page designs of plays by ... More


The Trials of Clarissa

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter considers Samuel Richardson’s novel Clarissa in terms of the aporia of the situational logic of poetic justice. It discusses the manifold revisions that Richardson makes in the first ... More


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