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Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840

Author: Jane Moody
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Towards the end of the eighteenth century, a major transformation took place in British dramatic culture. At the heart of that transformation was the controversial emergence of an illegitimate theatre, and a cultural struggle between London's patent playhouses (Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and the Haymarket) and the new, so-called minor theatres. This is the first book to explore the institutions, genres, and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Moody
ISBN: 0521563763 9780521563765
OCLC Number: 43706832
Description: xiv, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The invention of illegitimate culture --
2. The disintegration of legitimate theatre --
3. Illegitimate production --
4. Illegitimate Shakespeares --
5. Reading the theatrical city --
6. Westminster laughter --
7. Illegitimate celebrities.
Responsibility: Jane Moody.
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