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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198122463
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Pages: 360
  • Lexile: 1730L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Life of Sir Henry Herbert 1
Introduction: The Ribbesford Manuscripts 13
Introduction: The Master of the Revels 26
Notes to Introduction 108
Editorial Procedures 124
Abbreviations and References 127
Revels Documents to 1642 133
Revels Documents 1660 to 1673 219
Appendix A. Miscellaneous Revels Documents, 1622-31 299
Appendix B. Licences Issued by Herbert or his Deputies 307
Appendix C. Printing Licences Issued by Astley, Herbert, and Herbert's Deputies 314
Index 323
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