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ISBN10: 0521472210 ISBN13: 9780521472210 DDC: 822/.409358 LCC: PR680 Edition: (hb)


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

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xviii, 297 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hb)


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