is a transformative period piece containing aspects of parody of the cult film Reservoir Dogs
(1992). In this transformative work, eight criminals plot to steal the Crown Jewels of the British throne under the rule of King Charles II . The setting is London 1671. This is based on the factual incident which happened at the Tower of London on May 9th 1671. Colonel Thomas Blood an Irishman, (later called 'Sir Lavender') is an the proud 'inside man' with the plot. Being one of the most wanted men in England in 1670 for other crimes and plots both carried out and foiled. He later became known as 'The Man Who Stole The Crown Jewels.'
We now 'transform' and keep pace with the style of theatre in vogue during the Restoration, (1660-1730) known as the Restoration Stage. This style and genre included dramas of intrigue and most famously, Restoration Comedies which made much fun of the style, social mores, and of the stock characters found in that time as reflected in the plays. All of these are found in Restoration Dogs
The Restoration Theatre came out of an era in which, under Puritan rule, all theatre was banned for 18 years from 1642 to 1660. When King Charles II was 'restored' to the throne, (hence the term 'Restoration'),theater, music, and the arts flourished. The trendsetting mindset had begun. In Restoration Dogs
, the men and women parody what is considered 'cool' in their time. Fashion, gossip, mannerisms and wit by which they raise their status are reflected here. It is not surprising then, that the Restoration style grew out of, in part, the works of Moliere and others in France during this period of enlightenment under King Louis XIV. Moliere's plays held up a mirror to society. In 1662 King Charles II endorsed the theater as "useful and instructive."
The text of this story is in iambic pentameter (rhyming) verse as are Moliere's plays. In addition, prose is used along with all the slang found in the original works of this time period. Again, parodying the 1992 film with it's clever use of slang and wit.
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