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Heroic drama on the commonwealth and Restoration stage

Rachel Willie

in Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four demonstrates how Davenant’s first protectorate entertainment, The Siege of Rhodes (1656 and 1663), was revised at the Restoration as a heroic drama to make it suitable for the changing ... More


Restoration: Clemency and Contingency

Niall Allsopp

in Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198861065
eISBN:
9780191893032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861065.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Whereas most royalist panegyrists of the Restoration (including the penitent Cowley) reviled the ideological currents of the 1650s, Davenant, Waller, and their younger protégé Dryden continued to ... 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


John Dryden Meets, Rhymes, and Says Farewell to John Milton: A Restoration Drama in Three Acts

Steven N. Zwicker

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/9780198769774.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Dryden and John Milton first met in 1659 when Dryden worked in the Protectorate’s Office of Foreign Tongues. Thereafter, as Dryden’s literary celebrity rose and his rhyming couplets dominated ... More


Introduction

Frances Harris

in The General in Winter: The Marlborough-Godolphin Friendship and the Reign of Anne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198802440
eISBN:
9780191840746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802440.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This introduces the Marlborough-Godolphin partnership as not just a political alliance, but a close friendship founded on ideals of platonic love and heroic virtue. It reviews the various discourses ... More


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