Ways of the world : theater and cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and beyond (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Ways of the world : theater and cosmopolitanism in the Restoration and beyond

Author: Laura J Rosenthal
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An account of how Restoration drama (England, 1660-1700) both promoted and satirized Stuart imperial and cosmopolitan ambitions, including discussions of the depiction of the Ottoman, Chinese, French, Dutch and Spanish Empires; the slave trade; the novelty of the actress; and the lasting impact of the Restoration on British theater"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rosenthal, Laura J. (Laura Jean), 1960-
Ways of the world.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2020
(DLC) 2020016157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Rosenthal
ISBN: 9781501751585 1501751581
OCLC Number: 1144742710
Description: xvii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: All Roads Lead to Rhodes : William Davenant, Ottomanphilia, and the Reinvention of Theater in the Restoration --
Travesties : William Wycherley, the Fop, and the Provincial Girl --
Indian Queens and the Queen Who Brought the Indies --
Restoration Legacies : Tragic Monarchs, Exotic and Enslaved --
"Have you not been sophisticated?" : The After-life of the Restoration Actress --
Histories of Their Own Times: Burnet, Cibber, and Rochester --
Epilogue : Mr. Spectator, Adam Smith, and the New Global Citizenship.
Responsibility: Laura J. Rosenthal.

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"An account of how Restoration drama (England, 1660-1700) both promoted and satirized Stuart imperial and cosmopolitan ambitions, including discussions of the depiction of the Ottoman, Chinese, French, Dutch and Spanish Empires; the slave trade; the novelty of the actress; and the lasting impact of the Restoration on British theater"--

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"This well-argued, thought-provoking book argues for the key role of theater in the development of English cosmopolitanism and imperialism during the Restoration and 18th century. Well written and Read more...

 
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