Restoration Theatre:Culture and Politics (DRA3024)

30 credits

This module is concerned with a particular period of British theatre history and the relationship between the cultural and political developments of that period and the theatre industry and theatrical performances that emerged during that period.

We will explore the period between 1642 and 1737 as the long Restoration, examining the shifts between commonwealth government and monarchy, the establishment of the Bank of England and the National Debt, the development through trade wars of the British empire, the implications for social order, disorder, and the rise and rise of the middling sort.