Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2009

320 Pages | 24 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076732

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Staging the old faith

Queen Henrietta Maria and the theatre of Caroline England, 1625DS1642

First Edition

Rebecca Bailey

Published by Manchester University Press

  • New in paperback
  • A vast amount of original research illuminates this penetrating work of scholarship
  • 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
  • Explores the role of Queen Henrietta Maria as a Counter-Reformation champion through her groundbreaking performances in court masques and pastoral drama at Whitehall
  • Re-maps contemporary understanding of Catholicism in the culture and drama of the Caroline period, 1625-1642
  • Includes 24 black and white illustrations