Players, Playwrights, Playhouses: Investigating Performance, 1660-1800

Players, Playwrights, Playhouses: Investigating Performance, 1660-1800

by M. Cordner, P. Holland
     
 

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This book brings together 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 range from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the political resonances of adultery comedy.

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This book brings together 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 range from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the political resonances of adultery comedy.

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'...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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230250574
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Series:
Redefining British Theatre History Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

PAULA R. BACKSCHEIDER is Stevens Eminent Scholar at Auburn University, USA
HELEN BURKE is Professor of English at Florida State University, USA
MITA CHOUDHURY is Assistant Professor of English at Purdue University Calumet, USA
MICHAEL DOBSON is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
LISA A. FREEMAN is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
SUSAN CANNON HARRIS is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, USA
ROBERT D. HUME is Evan Pugh Professor of English Literature at Penn State University, USA
MATTHEW J. KINSERVIK is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA
JUDITH MILHOUS is Distinguished Professor of Theatre at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York, USA
SHEARER WEST is Professor of Art History and Head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK

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