Winter Fruit: English Drama, 1642-1660
University Press of Kentucky, 2014 M10 17 - 472 pages
Probably the most blighted period in the history of English drama was the time of the Civil Wars, Commonwealth, and Protectorate. With the theaters closed, the country at war, the throne in fatal decline, and the powers of Parliament and Cromwell growing greater, the received wisdom has been that drama in England largely withered and died.
Throughout the official hiatus in playing, he shows, dramas continued to be composed, translated, transmuted, published, bought, read, and even covertly acted. Furthermore, the tendency of drama to become interestingly topical and political grew more pronounced.
In illuminating one of the least understood periods in English literary history, Randall's study not only encompasses a large amount of dramatic and historical material but also takes into account much of the scholarship published in recent decades. Winter Fruit is a major interpretive work in literary and social history.
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... Charles's final days because he thought Pamela's prayer there provided rhetoric suitable for addressing his own God ... Charles II, of course, would have none of A C A S E O F C U L T U R A L P O E T H C S I3.
... Charles and Henrietta Maria at Salisbury Court and later published in Cromwell's time (1656), one comes across a list ... Charles's copies of, for instance, Marcus Tu/lius Cicero (1651), Manuche's The Just General (1652), and The Hectors ...
... Charles's cultural and political views." Students of the period have been assiduous in trying to gauge the distance between the monarchs and their people (the questions of what people and when make the subject extremely complex), but ...
... Charles, at least for a while in the 1630s, was able to enjoy what was to be the best period of his life. These were the so-called “Halcyon dayes” that one ... Charles's moneymaking projects of the 1630s, saying 20 W H N T E R F R U I T.
... Charles's Laudian policies began to build toward the Second Bishops' War in Scotland, and when Charles realized that the gentry would not provide so-called Ship Money to aid him and that he could not secure credit elsewhere to raise ...
12 Fruits of Seasons Gone
15 The Cavendish Phenomenon
17 The Rising Sun
9 Mungrell Masques and Their Kin
10 The Persistence of Pastoral
11 The Craft of Translation