British Pirates in Print and Performance

British Pirates in Print and Performance

by M. Powell

Paperback(1st ed. 2015)

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ISBN-13: 9781349464586
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/08/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Manushag N. Powell is Associate Professor of English and a University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Striding the Deck, Strutting the Stage 1. A Nation of Pirates 2. Pirates on Stage 3. Byron's The Corsair 4. Scott's The Pirate 5. Cooper's The Pilot and The Red Rover 6. Pirate Sex 7. She-Pirates 8. Pirate Clichés Appendix: Chronology of Pirate Plays in Britain

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"A fascinating exposition of piracy on deck and piracy on stage where art imitates life and life imitates art in the performative lives of famous male and female pirates and actors from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, with a few glimpses into the present world of Disney movies and swashbuckling computer games. A widely-research, influential study immersed in cultural, historical, and theoretical contexts brings new light to the piratical works of Byron, Scott, and James Fenimore Cooper, as well as to novel themes of piracy and slavery, sexualities, rogue egalitarianism, and wildish justice. A good read!" - Richard Matlak, English Department, College of the Holy Cross, USA

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