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Playing to the crowd : London popular theater, 1780-1830

Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Between 1780 and 1830, the growing London population divided into immigrant neighborhoods with two dozen unlicensed theatres tailoring productions to attract and serve this new audience. Playing to the Crowd is the first study of the productions of the minor theatres, how they were adapted to appeal to the local patrons and the audiences who worked and lived in these communities"--Provided by publisher.
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Burwick, Frederick.
Playing to the crowd.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2011018666
(OCoLC)711049321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Burwick
ISBN: 9780230370654 0230370659
OCLC Number: 769139375
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages).
Contents: Children on Stage: Idealized, Eroticized, Demonized --
Moore and the Drama of Irish Protest --
Zapolya: Coleridge and the Werewolves --
Glenarvon on Stage: Impersonating Byron --
Foscari: Mitford's Dramaturgy of the Unspoken and Unexplained --
Wilhelm Tell on the London Stage --
Heroic Rebels and Highwaymen --
London Crime: Executioners, Murderers, Detectives --
Transpontine Theaters and Working-Class Audiences. Children on stage : idealised, demonised, eroticised --
The M.P. or the blue-stocking : Moore and Irish protest --
Zapolya : Coleridge and the Werewolves --
Glenarvon : impersonating Lord Byron --
Foscari : Mitford's dramaturgy of the unspoken and unexplained --
Wilhelm Tell on the London stage --
Heroic rebels and highwaymen --
London crime : executioners, murderers, detectives --
Transpontine theatres and working-class audiences.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Responsibility: Frederick Burwick.

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