Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2015

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9780719087639

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Staging the revolution

Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

First Edition

Rachel Willie

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Challenges the idea that, from its inception, the Restoration stage was Royalist
  • Demonstrates how, through dramatic representation, mid-seventeenth century fabrications regarding Cavaliers and Roundheads became axioms
  • Offers a reappraisal of the ways Royalists and Cavaliers reenacted mid-seventeenth century concerns in print and on stage
  • Provides a concise overview of the ways in which drama was used as a form of political didacticism in the mid-seventeenth century

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