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.
Results 1-5 of 88
... Tragedy of Charles I . Anglo-Tyrannus . Shows, Motions, and Drolls . Mungrell Masques and Their Kin . The Persistence of Pastoral . The Craft of Translation . Fruits of Seasons Gone . Tragedies 14. 15. 16. 17. Comedies The Cavendish ...
... tragedy by James Compton Title page of a pamphlet on roundheads and royalists Thomas Killigrew (1612-83) Title page of a pamphlet on Ranters Major General John Lambert on a playing card The “Rump” being roasted William Cavendish (1592 ...
... tragedy Mahomet the Impostor. And Verdi's Masked Ball (1859) as we know it was the result of a major revamping intended to blur the political parallels in its original form. In the earlier twentieth century John Millington Synge's ...
... Tragedy” (preface to Samson 332). An example closer to home might have been the Protestant John Foxe, famed mainly ... Tragedies, and Comedies, and Masques, and Pastorals, & whatsoever other names they have, that soften 9Jonas Barish ...
... tragedy (chapter 13), where a hurried reaper might expect to harvest them, but also in “Arms and the Men” (chapter 5), “The Famous Tragedy of Charles I” (chapter 6), “Anglo-Tyrannus” (chapter 7), “The Craft of Translation” (chapter 11) ...
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