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Restoration Theatre and Crisis$
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Susan J. Owen

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198183877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.001.0001

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The Politics of the Crisis

The Politics of the Crisis

(p.34) Chapter 2 The Politics of the Crisis
Restoration Theatre and Crisis


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This chapter sets the scene by examining the nature and significance of the revolutionary ‘moment’ which modern historians have labeled the Exclusion Crisis. It brings together different sources to form a narrative of events. It considers various rival commentaries which were used to explain the larger movements of history of which the crisis was a part. It concludes with an explanation of the narrative which informs the interpretation of the drama.

Keywords:   Exclusion Crisis, Restoration drama, Restoration politics, revolutionary crisis, national solidarity

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