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The Oxford handbook of the Georgian theatre, 1737-1832

Author: Julia Swindells; David Francis Taylor
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford handbooks of literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737-1832 provides an essential guide to theatre in Britain between the passing of the Stage Licensing Act in 1737 and the Reform Act of 1832 -- a period of drama long neglected but now receiving significant scholarly attention. Written by specialists from a range of disciplines, its forty essays both introduce students and scholars to the key texts and contexts of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Swindells; David Francis Taylor
ISBN: 9780198816454 0198816456 9780199600304 0199600309
OCLC Number: 869189600
Description: xxv, 758 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Frances Taylor --
Part I: Theatre, theory, historiography --
Part II: Legislating drama --
Part III: The changing cultures of performance --
Part IV: The whole show: spectacles, sounds, spaces --
Part V: Genres and forms --
Part VI: Theatre and the romantic canon --
Part VII: Women and the stage --
Part VIII: Performing race and empire. Enlightenment, exclusion, and the publics of the Georgian theatre / Angie Sandhu --
Theorizing audience and spectatorial agency / Betsy Bolton --
Theorizing the performative event / Marvin Carlson --
Theatre managers and the managing of theatre history / David Francis Taylor --
The 1737 Licensing Act and its impact / David Thomas --
The political context of the 1737 Licensing Act / Julia Swindells --
The dialectics of print and performance after 1737 / Matthew J. Kinservik --
The 1832 select committee / Katherine Newey --
Looking towards 1843 and the end of the monopoly / Jim Davis --
Georgian theories of the actor / Frederick Burwick --
Theatrical celebrity and the commodification of the actor / Heather McPherson --
Shakespeare in the Georgian theatre / Gefen Bar-On Santor --
Performing variety, packaging difference / Kristina Straub --
Interrogating legitimacy in Britain and America / Peter P. Reed --
Painting the scene / Kathryn R. Barush --
Manufacturing spectacle / Shearer West --
Orchestra and theatre music / Vanessa L. Rogers --
Dance and the Georgian theatre / Erin J. Smith --
Restoring a Georgian playhouse / an interview with Colin Blumenau --
Genealogies of comedy / Misty G. Anderson --
The challenge of tragedy / Felicity A. Nussbaum --
Pantomimic politics / John O'Brien --
The gothic drama : tragedy or comedy? / Jeffrey N. Cox --
The writing and staging of Georgian romantic opera / Michael Burden --
The stages of closet drama / Catherine Burroughs --
The formation of melodrama / Matthew S. Buckley --
The case of Byron's Marino Faliero / John Gardner --
Shelley, Viganò, and coreodramma / Jacqueline Mulhallen --
William Godwin and the politics of playgoing / David O'Shaughnessy --
Jane Austen's stage / Penny Gay --
Theorizing the woman performer / Helen E.M. Brooks --
Women theatre managers / Thomas C. Crochunis --
Women playwrights / Marjean D. Purinton --
Retrieving Elizabeth Inchbald / Paula R. Backscheider --
Empire, sentiment, and theatre / Bridget Orr --
Theatre, Islam, and the question of monarchy / Daniel O'Quinn --
The Georgian theatre in colonial America / Odai Johnson --
Staging Atlantic slavery / Prithi Kanakamedala --
Colman's Inkle and Yarico : four critical perspectives / Frank Felsenstein, Jean I. Marsden, Mita Choudhury, Nandini Bhattacharya --
Historic Williamsburg : theatre, memory, and colonial slavery / Marcus Wood.
Series Title: Oxford handbooks of literature.
Other Titles: Georgian theatre, 1737-1832
Responsibility: edited by Julia Swindells and David Francis Taylor.

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