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Eighteenth-century Brechtians : theatrical satire in the age of Walpole

Author: Joel Schechter
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Exeter performance studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians is a collection of essays by a well-known author on comic and radical political theatre. It looks at stage satires by John Gay, Henry Fielding, George Farquhar, Charlotte Charke, David Garrick and their contemporaries through the lens of Brecht's theory and practice. Discussing the actor mutiny of 1733, theatre censorship, controversial plays and Fielding's forgery of an actor's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Bertolt Brecht; Bertolt Brecht
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Schechter
ISBN: 9780859899970 0859899977
OCLC Number: 917373649
Description: xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Eighteenth-Century Brechtians --
Cross-Dressing Soldiers and Anti-Militarist Rakes --
Polly Peachum and the New Naiveté --
Pirates and Polly: A Lost Messingkauf Dialogue --
The Duchess of Queensberry Becomes Polly Peachum --
Macheath Our Contemporary --
Swift in Hollywood: Another Messingkauf Dialogue --
Swift's Polite Conversation with Falstaff --
Henry Fielding, Brechtian Before Brecht --
Fielding's London Merchant, and Lillo's --
Literarization of Fielding's Plays --
Tom Thumb Jones, Child Actress --
A World on Fire --
Fielding's Cibber Letters: Counterfeit Wit, Scurrility and Cartels --
Bertolt Brecht Writes The Beggar's Opera, Fielding Rewrites Polly --
Stage Mutineers --
Charlotte Charke's Tit for Tat; or Comedy and Tragedy at War: A Lost Play Recovered? --
Mrs Charke Escapes Hanging --
Garrick and Swift's School for Scandal--With a Digression on Yoko Ono --
Brecht Praises Garrick's Hamlet --
A Portrait of the Artists as Beggar's Opera Disciples--Including David Garrick, Epic Actor --
Walpole in America --
The Future of Eighteenth-Century Brechtiana: Polly Exonerated --
Conclusion: The Future Promise of an Earlier Age --
Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: A Timetable of Events.
Series Title: Exeter performance studies.
Other Titles: 18th century Brechtians
Responsibility: Joel Schechter.

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