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Lecture 8

THEA 2200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Stage Beauty, Carnivalesque, Roundhead


Department
Theatre
Course Code
THEA 2200
Professor
Marlis Schweitzer
Lecture
8

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November 16, 2015
Lecture 9 Outline: The Restoration: Sex on and Offstage
KEY WORDS
Charles I
regicide
Civil War (Cavaliers vs. Roundheads)
Oliver Cromwell
Stephen Gosson (School of Abuse)
antitheatricalism
Commonwealth/ Interregnum
drolls
Charles II
Restoration
Nell Gwynn
breeches roles
Jeremy Collier
Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the British Stage (1698)
metatheatre
comedy of manners
Orinooko
carnivalesque
Mikhail Bakthin
OUTLINE
Introduction
-Passion and desire
-hedonism: valuing pleasures of the flesh
-restoration period about celebrating life in this world
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1. Regicide and the Commonwealth
-before the restoration period
a. Absolute monarchy
-“divine right of kings [and queens]”
-demi God status
-virgin queen= queen Elizabeth the
-rulers appointed by God so God gave the rulers their power
b. Charles I and the Civil War
-1625: Charles I crowned, wanted to rule as “absolute monarch”
-wanted to control everything and no government or permission from
them
-married a catholic. fuels church anger
-civil war breaks out between those in favour of the king (cavaliers) those
against and for the government (the round heads after their hair
style)
-1649: Charles I accused of treason, tried and condemned and beheaded.
c. Cromwell & the Commonwealth
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