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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... Translation . Fruits of Seasons Gone . Tragedies 14. 15. 16. 17. Comedies The Cavendish Phenomenon Tragicomedies The Rising Sun Appendixes - A. The Preface to Leonard Willan's Orgula (1658) B. Richard Flecknoe's A Short Discourse of the ...
... translate plays. Then again, if despite my goal of impartiality the book occasionally seems tilted, so be it. There is plenty of factual ballast in the hold. Besides, viewing this book in conjunction with or in opposition to certain ...
... translated, revived, transmuted, published, bought, read, and even acted. Naturally all of these activities underwent different phases as the years slipped by, but the larger fact to be explored here is that drama, which had so much ...
... translator of a 1594 edition of La Primaudaye's Academie françoise, that the players “dare to gird at the greatest personages of all estates” (b.4v). In 1605 George Calvert wrote to Ralph Winwood, “The players do not forbear to present ...
... translation of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. In the summer of 1994, while the present book was in press, the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv caused a furor by presenting a Shylock who first came onstage in a homburg and gray suit and ...
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