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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... Masques and Their Kin . The Persistence of Pastoral . The Craft of Translation . Fruits of Seasons Gone . Tragedies 14. 15. 16. 17. Comedies The Cavendish Phenomenon Tragicomedies The Rising Sun Appendixes - A. The Preface to Leonard ...
... masques but also plays of the public theater—such as Macbeth and Perkin Warbeck—could be shaped in part by an intention to gratify the powers that be. So obvious are some of these observations that most students of the period will have ...
... masques, comparing the unlearned, to whom they seem “Riddles, and Nulls,” to “the knowing, who are able to explaine the sense and meaning, and to crack the shell . . . [to] finde a sweet and pleasant kernell” (Famers Fam'd 15). - Edmund ...
... Masques, and Pastorals, & whatsoever other names they have, that soften 9Jonas Barish observes that “Prynne evidently wishes both to exploit the possibilities for order inherent in such an arrangement, and also to perpetrate a running ...
... Masques, besides Drolls and Interludes.” What is more, he claimed “having read most of them” (Momus Triumphans A21). "Besides its chronological listing of plays, the Annals of Harbage, Schoenbaum, and Wagonheim indicates the genre of ...
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