Rare Sir William Davenant. Poet laureate, Playwright, Civil War General, Restoration Theatre Manager.

By: EDMOND, Mary.

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1st edition. The Revels Plays Companion Library series. "Quotes from and reassesses his large output of plays, poems and court masques; reviews his important civil war service as royalist general and gun-runner; re-examines his staging in the 1650s of the first 'operas' in England, thereby adroitly avoiding Cromwell's ban on plays; and discusses in detail his remarkable innovatory achievements as one of only two Restoration theatre managers licensed in London. Many links are discovered with his reputed godfather, Shakespeare, whose works he was largely responsible for re-introducing to the theatregoing public after the interregnum." Pp.viii/264, portrait frontispiece + Davenant pedigree and 10 further black & white illustrations. Black cloth, dustwrapper has minor shelf wear. VG/VG.

Title: Rare Sir William Davenant. Poet laureate, Playwright, Civil War General, Restoration Theatre Manager.

Author Name: EDMOND, Mary.

Categories: GENERAL BIOGRAPHY,

Publisher: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987. 071902286X:

ISBN Number: 071902286X

ISBN Number 13: 9780719022869

Seller ID: 46216

Keywords: edmond william davenant poet laureate playwright civil war general restoration theatre manager biography masques opera killigrew stage 47798 GENERAL BIOGRAPHY,