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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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City Drama: Thomas Jordan’s Lord Mayor’s Shows

City Drama: Thomas Jordan’s Lord Mayor’s Shows

(p.275) Chapter 9 City Drama: Thomas Jordan’s Lord Mayor’s Shows
Restoration Theatre and Crisis


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This chapter looks at Thomas Jordan's Lord Mayor's Shows, a vigorous drama outside the theatres which is opposed to Tory drama in the theatres in important respects. The differences from Tory plays are significant, but have been missed because the Whig rhetoric of ‘loyal Protestantism’ is misunderstood. Recent criticism has argued that the Lord Mayor's Shows are simply mouthpieces of authority, but a careful reading of the dramatic language of politics shows this is the opposite of the truth. The shows stand opposed to Tory drama in their emphasis on patriotism, trade, Protestantism, and class questions.

Keywords:   Thomas Jordan, Lord Mayor's Shows, Tory drama, loyal Protestantism, class

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