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Rehearsal in Betterton’s Theatre

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on the years 1640–1710 — the ‘Restoration period’. Buckingham's play The Rehearsal provides an initial focus, distanced as it is from actual English rehearsal by its author's ... 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


Introduction

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces Restoration theatre and Restoration cosmopolitanism, a form of cosmopolitics born out of the newly energized merger of vigorous global ambitions with an intensified striving ... More


All Roads Lead to Rhodes: William Davenant, Ottomanphilia, and the Reinvention of Theater in the Restoration

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the reopened theater with particular attention to William Davenant. He transformed English theater in significant ways. Restoration theater artists not only intensified onstage ... More


Paratext and drama

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, the reopening of theatres in 1660 is taken as a turning-point in the history of drama. Through analyses of numerous prefaces and other forms of paratextual readerly addresses, the ... More


Indian Queens and the Queen Who Brought the Indies: Dryden, Settle, and the Tragedies of Empire

Laura J. Rosenthal

in Ways of the World: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751585
eISBN:
9781501751608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores how “mixed marriages” captivated audience sympathies. In their dramas, John Dryden (The Indian Queen; The Indian Emperour); Elkanah Settle (The Empress of Morocco); Edward ... More


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