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Restoration Legacies: Tragic Monarchs, Exotic and Enslaved

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/9781501751585.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at William Congreve's enormously popular but now unfamiliar play The Mourning Bride (1697) alongside Aphra Behn's play about an Indian queen, The Widow Ranter, and her heroic ... 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


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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