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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English Drama, 1642-1660 Dale B.J. Randall. CONTENTS List of Illustrations Preface 1. . : A Case of Cultural Poetics The Sun Declining Kinds of Closure . The Paper War . Arms and the Men The Famous Tragedy of Charles I . Anglo-Tyrannus ...
English Drama, 1642-1660 Dale B.J. Randall. and contextual approach, I have come to see it as situated somewhere between Martin Butler's study of slightly earlier English drama (that is, Caroline drama before 1642) and Robert Hume's ...
English Drama, 1642-1660 Dale B.J. Randall. [I] A CASE OF CULTURAL POETICS Look to your Hats and Clokes, the Red-coats come. D'amboys is routed, Hotspur quits the field, Falstaff's out-filch'd, all in Confusion yield, Even Auditor and ...
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