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The Restoration Stage.

McCollum, John [Ed]

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ISBN 10: 0837165326 / ISBN 13: 9780837165325
Verlag: Greenwood, Westport, 1973
Gebraucht Zustand: Good Hardcover
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x 240p green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, excerpts from 17thC plays with critical apparatus, index, very good copy from a Cambridge college library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 33500

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Titel: The Restoration Stage.

Verlag: Greenwood, Westport

Erscheinungsdatum: 1973

Einband: Hardcover


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Sir William Davenant was able to keep the theater alive in London by gain ing quiet permission from Puritan officials to stage private performances at Rutland House. The most notable presentation during the interim was his Siege of Rhodes reflecting the French influence and representing the beginning of the heroic drama - a form that Dryden and Howard were to employ so successfully after the Restoration. Davenant's contribution to the English theater is a significant one. He was a bridge from the older Elizabethan Jacobean tradition, as well as a major entrepreneur and a highly imaginative innovator. Whereas men and boys had previously taken the female roles, Davenant introduced women upon the public stage. He also borrowed the use of elaborate scenery from the court masques, and further increased variety in his plays by adding music.

After the Restoration, Charles II granted a patent to Davenant in 1660 to produce plays at the Salisbury Court Theatre as the Duke of York's Company. At the same time Thomas Killigrew was granted a similar patent to form a company as the King's Men at the Theatre Royal. Thus the theater was re stored and a stimulating and lively era was under way. During the next twenty two years these two theaters became rivals for the small London audiences. A capacity audience for one house often meant empty seats in the other. Finally, in 1682, the Duke's Company absorbed the King's Men to form the United Company, and for the next thirteen years it alone provided London's drama. The era was. Nevertheless a significant one in theater structure and in stage practice, a period of inspired acting and celebrated personalities. Charles II himself provided royal patronage for the theater: often in the audience and intimate with the players, he mediated between conflicting wrongs, and even outfitted the players from his own wardrobe.

The court, the new theaters and scenery, the histrionic power of the actors, the charm and appeal of the actresses all made the theater a glittering affair. It is no wonder that Pepys was so often drawn to the playhouses in spite of the pressures of business, the pull of ambition, and the restraint and condemnation of his conscience.

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