Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2009

320 Pages | 23 Illustrations, black & white, 1 Illustrations, colour

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076732

Bookseller Code (06)


Staging the old faith

Queen Henrietta Maria and the theatre of Caroline England, 1625-1642

Rebecca A. Bailey

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Wide-ranging book which contextualises contemporary politico-religious debates by an examination of sermons, diaries, archival letters, art, embroidery and architecture Re-maps contemporary understanding of Catholicism in the culture and drama of the Caroline period, 1625-1642 Explores the role of Queen Henrietta Maria as a Counter-Reformation champion through her groundbreaking performances in court masques and pastoral drama at Whitehall Examines neglected texts staged at the commercial theatres by James Shirley and William Davenant, and less central figures such as Lodowick Carlell and Nathaniel Richards A vast amount of original research illuminates this penetrating work of scholarship

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