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The Cambridge introduction to English theatre, 1660-1900

Author: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to English theatre, enriched throughout by illustrative quotations and carefully selected visual images, guides the reader through the turbulent history of the stage from the restoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Victoria.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thomson
ISBN: 0521839254 0521547903 9780521839259 9780521547901
OCLC Number: 70630489
Description: xiv, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The theatre restored: 1660-1700. The material circumstance --
The drama --
Actors and acting --
pt. 2. The theatre reformed: 1700-1737. The material circumstance --
The drama --
Actors and acting --
pt. 3. The theatre tamed: 1737-1789. The material circumstance --
The drama --
Actors and acting --
pt. 4. Theatre in the age of reform: 1789-1843. The material circumstance --
The drama --
Actors and acting --
pt. 5. The theatre industry: 1843-1901. The material circumstance --
The drama --
Actors and acting.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to literature.
Responsibility: Peter Thomson.
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