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Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris : spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden Theatre, 1767-1820

Author: Warren L Oakley; Manchester University Press,
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first biography of Thomas Harris. Until now, little has been known about his life. He was most visible as the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, one of only two venues in London allowed by law to perform spoken drama. But this career was only one of many: he became the confidant of George III, a philanthropist, sexual suspect, and a brothel owner in the underworld of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Oakley, Warren.
Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1050280486
Named Person: Thomas Harris; Thomas Harris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren L Oakley; Manchester University Press,
ISBN: 1526129124 9781526129123
OCLC Number: 1014078879
Description: x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introducing Thomas Harris --
2. The king of clubs --
3. 'Plausible' Jack and the Royalty adventurers --
4. When sorrows come, they come not single spies --
5. Selling a life --
Appendix 1: Glossary of historical figures --
Appendix 2: Exploring the caricatures --
Appendix 3: Covent Garden versus Drury Lane in the season 1794-95.
Responsibility: Warren Oakley.

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This is the first biography of Thomas Harris: confidant of George III, 'spin doctor', philanthropist, sexual suspect, brothel owner, and the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five  Read more...

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'Unlike Garrick, Harris has remained largely in the shadows - seemingly by choice. Warren Oakley drags him out into the light in his notable biography [...] Yet, "Jupiter" Harris was perhaps more Read more...

 
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