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The lively arts of the London stage, 1675-1725

Author: Kathryn Lowerre
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
Series: Performance in the long eighteenth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reflecting the myriad options available to London audiences at the turn of the eighteenth century, this volume offers readers a portrait of the interrelated music, drama and dance productions that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Lowerre
ISBN: 9781409455332 1409455335
OCLC Number: 843025741
Description: xv, 306 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. First, Music: Settings of Congreve's Judgment of Paris. The singers of The judgment of Paris / Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson --
Harmonia Anglicana or why Finger failed in 'The prize musick' / Robert Rawson --
The 'Prize musick' of 1701: a reinvestigation of the staging issue / Matt Roberson --
Part II. Mainpiece: The Lively Arts of the London Stage. Composing after the Italian manner: the English cantata 1700-1710 / Jennifer Cable --
Johann Pepusch, aesthetics, and the sister arts / Sean M. Parr --
From scaramouche to harlequin: dances 'in grotesque characters' on the London stage / Jennifer Thorp --
Music, magic, and morality: stage reform and the pastoral mode / Timothy Neufeldt --
Madness 'free from Venice': musical eroticism in the pastoral world of The fickle shepherdess / Amanda Eubanks Winkler --
'Let all be husht': songs in praise of Anne Bracegirdle and Arabella Hunt / Anthony Rooley --
Burning and stoic men: mad rants and the performance of passionate pain in the plays of Nathaniel Lee, 1674 to 1678 / Jennifer Renee Danby --
Appreciating Bononcini's Astianatte (1727): an Italian opera for the London stage / Suzana Ograjenšek --
Part III. Afterpiece: Comedy, Farce, and Competition. The right to write; or, Colley Cibber and The Drury-Lane monster / Melissa Bloom Bissonette --
'Quotation is the sincerest form of--?: signature songs as inter-theatrical references / Kathryn Lowerre.
Series Title: Performance in the long eighteenth century.
Responsibility: edited by Kathryn Lowerre.

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...a fascinating collection of approaches to the London stage during a critical period.' -Ellen T. Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

 
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