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Restoration Theatre and Crisis

Susan J. Owen


Restoration Theatre and Crisis is a seminal study of the drama of the Restoration, in particular that of the Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis. This was a time of unprecedented political partisanship in the theatre. This book considers all the known plays of this period, including works by Dryden and Behn, in their historical context. It examines the complex ways in which the drama both reflected and intervened in the political process, at a time when the crisis fractured an already fragile post-interregnum consensus, and modern party political methods first began to develop.

Keywords: Restoration drama, Popish Plot, Exclusion Crisis, political partisanship, Dryden, Behn, political process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198183877
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183877.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan J. Owen, author
University of Sheffield