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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... hard-working as Charles devoted much time to the entertainments ... alerts us to their political significance” (Personal Rule 227). Despite some interesting criticism integrated in their mix of. I8 W I N T E R F R U I T.
... entertainment modeled on Jonson's famed Gypsies Metamorphos'd (1621) and designed as part of the festivities following a wedding at Chirk Castle. Likewise reflective of the widespread need to provide one's own entertainment were a ...
... entertainment for the Oxford cavaliers did not take place until 5 May 1646, shortly before the city fell to Parliament's forces on 24 June (Cutts, “Dramatic Writing” 16). Martin Llewellyn's The King Found at Southwell (1646), the ...
... entertainment that was officially acceptable in 1656 and nowadays is generally held to constitute the founding of English opera. By April 1656, in fact, it appears that besides Davenant's own quarters at Rutland House, he had other ...
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