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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... Willan's Orgula (1658) B. Richard Flecknoe's A Short Discourse of the English Stage (1664) 16 37 51 66 95 117 140 157 184 208 229 248 275 313 337 368 381 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. . Page from. Works Cited Index 387 391 421 Contents.
... stage is down To make the press act: where no ladies swoune At the red coates intrusion: none are strip't; No Hystriomastix has the copy whip't No man d'on Womens cloth's: the guiltles presse Weares its own innocent garments: its owne ...
... stage-players of the Red Bull [have for] many days together acted a scandalous and libellous splay in which] they ... stage was not abolished altogether until the Theatres Act of 1968. play, they represented King Philip, the late Queen ...
... stage the whole course of this present time, not sparing the king, state, or religion, in so great absurdity and with such liberty that any would be afraid to hear them” (Richard Simpson 375). Whether comic or otherwise, the topical ...
... stage directions than had been customary in earlier years. It is a fact also that when we are confronted with a text on a table rather than players on a stage, we are likely to catch more of the author's words. A reader can always ...
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