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Players, playwrights, playhouses : investigating performance, 1660-1800

Author: Michael Cordner; Peter Holland; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Redefining British theatre history, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cordner; Peter Holland; Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780230525245 0230525245
OCLC Number: 156890890
Notes: Published in association with the Huntington Library.
Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Drama, theatre, and history. theatre history, 1660-1880 : aims, materials, methodology / Robert D. Hume ; Sleeping with the enemy : Aphra Behn's The roundheads and the political comedy of adultery / Michael Cordner ; Shadowing theatrical change / Paula R. Backscheider ; Reading theatre history from account books / Judith Milhous --
Pt. 2. Controlling the theatre. Jeremy Collier and the politics of theatrical representation / Lisa A. Freeman ; Reconsidering theatrical regulation in the long eighteenth century / Matthew J. Kinservik --
Pt. 3. Theatre beyond London. Theatre for nothing / Michael Dobson ; Mixed marriage : Sheridan, Macklin, and the hybrid audience / Susan Cannon Harris ; Country matters : Irish 'waggery' and the Irish and British theatrical traditions / Helen Burke --
Pt. 4. Representations. Universality, early modernity, and the contingencies of representing race / Mita Choudhury ; Hearing the dead : the sound of David Garrick / Peter Holland ; The visuality of the theatre / Shearer West.
Series Title: Redefining British theatre history, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Cordner and Peter Holland.

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'...a wealth of up to date research and information on 150 years of theatre history.' - Word Matters (The Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama)

 
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