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Players, Playwrights, Playhouses
Investigating Performance, 1660-1800
 
 
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This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century. Their inquiries are multi-faceted, ranging from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the investigation of playhouse finances, from the performance representation of Othello and Oroonoko to the political resonances of adultery comedy, and from Garrick's vocal art to the interpretation of contemporary paintings of actors and actresses.


Description

This innovative collection brings together a group of leading theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century. Their inquiries are multi-faceted, ranging from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the investigation of playhouse finances, from the performance representation of Othello and Oroonoko to the political resonances of adultery comedy, and from Garrick's vocal art to the interpretation of contemporary paintings of actors and actresses.


Reviews

'...a wealth of up to date research and information on 150 years of theatre history.' - Word Matters (The Journal of the Society of Teachers of Speech& Drama)


Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History; P.Holland
Introduction: Expanding Horizons; M.Cordner
PART I: DRAMA, THEATRE AND HISTORY
Theatre History, 1660-1800: Aims, Materials, Methodology; R.D.Hume
Sleeping with the Enemy: Aphra Behn's The Roundheads and the Political Comedy of Adultery; M.Cordner
Shadowing Theatrical Change; P.R.Backscheider
Reading Theatre History from Account Books; J.Milhous
PART II: CONTROLLING THE THEATRE
Jeremy Collier and the Politics of Theatrical Representation; L.A.Freeman
Reconsidering Theatrical Regulation in the Long Eighteenth Century; M.J.Kinservik
PART III: THEATRE BEYOND LONDON
Theatre for Nothing; M.Dobson
Mixed Marriage: Irish Playwrights and the Hybrid Audience; S.Cannon Harris
Country Matters: Irish Waggery and the British Theatrical Tradition; H.Burke
PART IV: REPRESENTATIONS
Universality, Early Modernity, and the Quagmire of Representing Race; M.Choudhury
Hearing the Dead: The Sound of David Garrick; P.Holland
The Visuality of the Theatre; S.West
Index


Authors

MICHAEL CORDNER is Ken Dixon Professor of Drama at the University of York, UK. He has published editions of plays by Farquhar, Etherege, Vanbrugh, Dryden, Lee, Otway, Southerne and Sheridan, and his most recent critical publications concern the relationship between Shakespearean editing and performance and English stage comedy. He also frequently directs plays from the early modern repertoire.

PETER HOLLAND is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 to 2002 he was Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 2007-08 he is President of the Shakespeare Association of America.