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English Restoration
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Restoration Theater Civil war from 1642-1649 Charles I beheaded Puritans ran the country until 1660 Charles II was restored to the throne.
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1642-1660 Theaters  were closed and dismantled. Actors  were persecuted. Secret performances were organized known as  DROLLS- short versions of full length plays. 1656- Davenant, producer, presented  The Siege of  Rhodes , using proscenium arch, wing and shutter  setting all seen in the Italian renaissance. 
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Restoration While exiled in France the court was exposed to French  and Italian theatrical devices and introduced these  devices to the English theater.
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Neoclassicism France, Spain, England had similar developments in theater  during the early 1600’s. NEOCLASSICISM- an attempt to revive and emulate  classical attitudes towards art.
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NEOCLASSICISM Strict observance of Aristotle’s “unities” Unity of Time Place Action
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