A recent trip to the National Theatre’s latest Restoration piece The Beaux’s Stratagem provoked a flurry of thought on the nature and power that Restoration Theatre can hold, even today. 910 more words
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A great and heroic medieval English king, brutal Saxon warriors, magicians and magic, enchanted woods, fairies…this doesn’t really sound like an eighteenth-century play, does it? 2,390 more words
Well That's Just Dandy..... An Exploration of How the Introduction of Female Actresses on the Restoration Stage Changed the Perception of Gender
This is for those of you who enjoy a little bit of Restoration Frivolity…or just fancy men in lacy cuffs!
Good theatre is a reflection of the society it entertains but Restoration comedy is an interesting example of a theatre which is commonly mistaken for a frivolous hiccup between Renaissance and Neoclassical theatre. 3,048 more words
By Samuel Pordage (August 1673?; pub.1673)
The play was printed in 1673, two years into the Duke’s Company’s occupation of Dorset Garden, but the prologue printed with the play tells us it was “Spoken at the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields”, and that the play was “first writ, a dozen years agoe”. Using evidence from the prologue the London Stage assigns this play to September 1671. 360 more words