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|Named Person:||George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron, Baron; George Gordon Byron Byron|
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|Description:||xiii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Tutor and Tenant --
Virgilian King: 5 July 1804 --
First Interval --
William Henry West Betty --
Villain: 6 June 1805 --
Second Interval --
Shakespearean King: 4 July 1805 --
Epilogue: "The Sixth of June."
"Elledge carefully examines the historical and biographical contexts to Byron's Harrow performances, showing their relevance to Byron's physical and psychic landscapes at the time - his connections to his mother and half-sister, his headmasters and tutors, his Harrow intimates and rivals, his lameness, his London theatrical spectatorship.
Byron's performances in the characters of King Latinus from the Aeneid, Zanga the Moor from Edward Young's The Revenge, and King Lear provide an opportunity to examine his early experiments with self-presentation: as Elledge argues, these performances are "auditions or trials of performative and autotherapeutic strategies, subsequently refined and polished in the mature verse." Throughout, Elledge reads the boy for the sake of reading the poet; he shows how young Byron's introduction to theatricality at Harrow School prepared him to make a confident and spectacular debut on Europe's cultural stage."--Jacket.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Childhood and youth.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Knowledge and learning.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
- Education, Secondary -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
- Boarding schools -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
- Poets, English -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
- Poets, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
- Harrow School -- History.
- Harrow School.
- Byron, George Gordon Byron.
- London-Harrow -- Public School.
- Geschichte 1801-1805.