Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-289) and index. Introduction: how the drama disappeared -- Pt. I. 1642-1649: Cases in Politics and Drama. 1. New news for a new world? Genre, politics and the news dialogues of the 1640s. 2. 'With the agreement of the people in their hands': transformations of 'radical' drama in the 1640s. 3. Royalist versus republican ethics and aesthetics: The Famous Tragedie of Charles I and The Tragedy of the Famous Orator Marcus Tullius Cicero -- Interchapter. 'The life of action': playing, action and discourse on performance in the 1640s -- Pt. II. The 1650s: Protectorate, Politics and Performance. 4. Gender and status in dramatic discourse: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. 5. Royal or reformed? The politics of court entertainment in translation and performance. 6. National identity, topic and genre in Davenant's Protectorate opera. 7. Genre, politics and place: the social body in the dramatic career of John Tatham. 8. True and loyal? Politics and genre in Civil War and Protectorate tragicomedy.
- LCC: PR680
- Dewey Decimal: 822/.409358
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xviii, 297 p. ; 23 cm.
- Edition Info: (hb)
- English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism
- Great Britain -- History. -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Literature and the revolution
- Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
- Great Britain -- History. -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Literature and the war
- Theater -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
- Political plays, English -- History and criticism
- Literary form
- Great Britain -- History -- Puritan Revolution, 1642-1660 -- Literature and the revolution
- Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Literature and the war
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