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Theatre and culture in early modern England, 1650-1737 : from Leviathan to Licensing Act

Author: Catie Gill
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
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Framed by the publication of Leviathan and the 1713 Licensing Act, this collection provides analysis of both canonical and non-canonical texts within the scope of an eighty-year period of theatre history, allowing for definition and assessment that uncouples Restoration drama from eighteenth-century drama. Paying special attention to literary innovation and sociopolitical changes, this book is a valuable tool for  Read more...
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Theatre and culture in early modern England, 1650-1737.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2010007270
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catie Gill
ISBN: 0754699447 9780754699446 1282892193 9781282892194
OCLC Number: 694146893
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 178 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Catie Gill --
What do the servants know? / Paddy Lyons --
Flinging the book away: books, reading and gender on the Restoration stage / Jacqueline Pearson --
Coffee-houses and Restoration drama / Juan A. Prieto-Pablos --
Sex and tyranny revisited: Waller's The maid's tragedy and Rochester's Valentinian / Sandra Clark --
Sex, tyranny and the problem of allegiance: political drama during the Restoration / Warren Chernaik --
The adaptation of seventeenth-century Spanish drama to the English stage during the Restoration period / Jorge Braga Riera --
The female wits: women writers at work / Jane Milling --
"Jilting jades"? perceptions of female playgoers in the Restoration, 1660-1700 / Fiona Ritchie --
Revolution and the moral reform of the stage: the case of Durfey's The marriage-hater matched (1692) / María José Mora and Manuel J. Gómez-Lara.
Responsibility: edited by Catie Gill.

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