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Spectacular disappearances : celebrity and privacy, 1696-1801

Author: Julia H Fawcett
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Open Access e-Books.; Knowledge Unlatched.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How can people in the spotlight control their self-representations when the whole world seems to be watching? The question is familiar, but not new. Julia Fawcett examines the stages, pages, and streets of eighteenth-century London as England's first modern celebrities performed their own strange and spectacular self-representations. They include the enormous wig that actor Colley Cibber donned in his comic role as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015044817
(OCoLC)911798529
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia H Fawcett
ISBN: 9780472121809 0472121804 9780472900619 0472900617
OCLC Number: 953594715
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
The celebrity emerges as the deformed king: Richard III, the king of the dunces, and the overexpression of Englishness --
The growth of celebrity culture: Colley Cibber, Charlotte Charke, and the overexpression of gender --
The canon of print: Laurence Sterne and the overexpression of character --
The fate of overexpression in the age of sentiment: David Garrick, George Anne Bellamy, and the paradox of the actor --
The memoirs of Perdita and the language of loss: Mary Robinson's alternative to overexpression --
Coda: overexpression and its legacy.
Series Title: Open Access e-Books.; Knowledge Unlatched.
Responsibility: Julia H. Fawcett.

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How can the modern individual control his or her self-representation when the whole world seems to be watching? The question is not a new one. Julia Fawcett traces it back to 18th-century London -  Read more...

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