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By Adrian Streete

ISBN-10: 1108416144

ISBN-13: 9781108416146

This publication examines the various and sundry makes use of of apocalyptic and anti-Catholic language in seventeenth-century English drama. Adrian Streete argues that this rhetoric isn't easily an expression of spiritual bigotry, neither is it merely deployed at moments of political challenge. relatively, it's an adaptable and versatile language with nationwide and overseas implications. It bargains a degree of unity and order in a risky century. by means of rethinking the connection among theatre, theology and polemic, Streete exhibits how playwrights exploited those connections for a various diversity of political ends. Chapters concentrate on playwrights like Marston, Middleton, Massinger, Shirley, Dryden and Lee, and on a number of themes together with imperialism, cause of nation, trade, prostitution, resistance, prophecy, church reform and liberty. Drawing on vital fresh paintings in non secular and political heritage, it is a significant re-interpretation of ways and why non secular rules are debated within the early smooth theatre.

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