Winter Fruit: English Drama, 1642-1660

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" Probably the most blighted period in the history of English drama was the time of the Civil Wars, Common wealth, 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. Not so, demonstrates Dale Randall in this magisterial study, the first book in nearly sixty years to attempt a comprehensive analysis of mid-seventeenth-century English drama. ...

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