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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... (Oxford), the Louis Round Wilson Library and the Walter Royal Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Library of Congress, the Library of Cambridge University, the Library at Lambeth Palace, the Huntington ...
... Oxford, has Charles's copies of, for instance, Marcus Tu/lius Cicero (1651), Manuche's The Just General (1652), and The Hectors (1656). '30uoted from a leaf following page 76 of The Old Law. '4Harbage records various kinds of evidence ...
... Oxford. Based on a tradition going back to Grobian, patron saint of boors, as depicted in Sebastian Brandt's Narrenschiff (1494), and fueled anew by current feats of undergraduate crudity (members of the audience are addressed as ...
... Oxford Crown” of 1644, showing the King mounted and wielding a sword, and displaying a view of Oxford beneath the horse [Nathanson 11].) Performed at the Red Bull for an impressive nine consecutive days, The Rebellion offers a ...
... Oxford, where the King had set up his new headquarters. In effect, Oxford would be his capital for the next three and a half years. (Extraordinary though the royal removal surely was, Laud's chancellorship of the University there, since ...
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