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Volume 31, Issue 2 (Winter 2016)


  • The Rivals: An Irish Expatriate Comedy by James Evans
  • Anecdotes and Restoration Actresses: The Cases of Elizabeth Barry and Anne Bracegirdle by Diana Solomon
  • “As for mine”: Aphra Behn and Adaptations of Jacobean City Comedies by Kate Aughterson
  • A Database of Restoration Stage Directions by Tim Keenan

Theatre Reviews:

  • The Captive Queen [Aureng-Zebe] by John Dryden, directed by Barrie Rutter, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe, London; reviewed by Derek Hughes
  • The Way of the World by William Congreve, directed by James Macdonald, Donmar Warehouse, London; reviewed by Derek Hughes
  • The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, or The Beau Defeated by Mary Pix, directed by Jo Davies, The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; reviewed by Joseph F. Stephenson
  • “A Margaret Cavendish Premiere: Q and A with the Director.” The Unnatural Tragedy, directed by Graham Watts, White Bear Theatre, London; reviewed by Graham Watts

Book Reviews:

  • The Last Royal Rebel: the Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth by Anna Keay. Reviewed by Jessica Munns
  • The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London by Hannah Greig. Reviewed by Jessica Munns
  • Theatre and Governance in Britain, 1500-1900: Democracy, Disorder and the State by Tony Fisher. Reviewed by Simon Barker
  • Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen by Jocelyn Harris. Reviewed by Jennifer Golightly
  • Drama in English. From the Middle Ages to the Early Twentieth Century edited by Christopher J. Wheatley. Reviewed by Anne Greenfield

Exhibition Reviews:

  • Charles I: King and Collector Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Charles I: King and Collector, Catalog, edited by Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Per RumbergReviewed by Noella Smith
  • Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition, The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London
  • Charles II: Art and Power, Catalog, edited by Rufus Bird and Martin ClaytonReviewed by Noella Smith