The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama: The Records of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, 1623-73

The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama: The Records of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, 1623-73

by Priscilla Bawcutt, Henry Herbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198122462

ISBN-13: 9780198122463

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

As Master of the Revels, Sir Henry Herbert was responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and again from 1660 to 1673. This completely new edition of his records includes many documents previously unavailable. A comprehensive introduction offers a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private

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Overview

As Master of the Revels, Sir Henry Herbert was responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and again from 1660 to 1673. This completely new edition of his records includes many documents previously unavailable. A comprehensive introduction offers a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels. The edition will be an essential reference work for literary scholars and theater historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198122463
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.02(d)
Lexile:
1730L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Life of Sir Henry Herbert1
Introduction: The Ribbesford Manuscripts13
Introduction: The Master of the Revels26
Notes to Introduction108
Editorial Procedures124
Abbreviations and References127
Revels Documents to 1642133
Revels Documents 1660 to 1673219
Appendix A. Miscellaneous Revels Documents, 1622-31299
Appendix B. Licences Issued by Herbert or his Deputies307
Appendix C. Printing Licences Issued by Astley, Herbert, and Herbert's Deputies314
Index323

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