By Rachel Willie
Staging the revolution bargains a reappraisal of the burden and quantity of theatrical output through the commonwealth and early recovery, either by way of reside performances and performances at the paper degree. It argues that the often-cited proposal that 1642 marked an finish to theatrical creation in England until eventually the playhouses have been reopened in 1660 is a made from post-Restoration re-writing of the English civil wars and the representations of royalists and parliamentarians that emerged within the 1640s and 1650s. those retellings of modern occasions in dramatic shape suggest that drama is principal to civil-war discourse. Staging the revolution examines the ways that drama was once used to rewrite the civil conflict and commonwealth interval and demonstrates that, faraway from marking a transparent cultural demarcation from the theatrical output of the early 17th century, the recovery is consistently reflecting again at the prior thirty years.