What are the main characteristics of a Restoration tragedy?

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The tragedy of the Restoration period followed the return of Charles II and the Stuart dynasty after the Interregnum. The period was marked by certain distinct attributes.

It marked a clear new tradition, cut off from the previous national style by the long hiaitus that occurred during the time of Commonwealth rule, during which time the theaters of England were closed on moral grounds. Upon opening again, the new theater seemed in many ways to claim their own wicked reputation with glee. Picking up from the current Continental and French norms, women...

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