Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

by David Worrall
     
 
The theatre and drama of the late Georgian period have been the focus of a number of recent studies, but such work has tended to ignore its social and political contexts. Theatric Revolution redresses the balance by considering the role of stage censorship during the Romantic period, an era otherwise associated with the freedom of expression. Looking beyond the Royal

Overview

The theatre and drama of the late Georgian period have been the focus of a number of recent studies, but such work has tended to ignore its social and political contexts. Theatric Revolution redresses the balance by considering the role of stage censorship during the Romantic period, an era otherwise associated with the freedom of expression. Looking beyond the Royal theatres at Covent Garden and Drury Lane which have dominated most recent accounts of the period, this book examines the day-to-day workings of the Lord Chamberlain's Examiner of Plays and shows that radicalized groups of individuals continuously sought ways to evade the suppression of both playhouses and dramatic texts.

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"Full of original research, intriguing detail, and rewardingly thick description."—Studies in Romanticism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199239139
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2008
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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David Worrall is Professor of English Literature at The Nottingham Trent University.

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