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ISBN-13: 9781554811540
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 08/09/2017
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Selena Couture is Assistant Professor of Drama at the University of Alberta. Alexander Dick is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Pizarro: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Pizarro: A Tragedy in Five Acts

Appendix A: Deleted “Diego” Scene

  1. From Sheridan’s Original Manuscript Draft Adapted from German Translation
Appendix B: Historical Sources on the Spanish Conquest of Peru
  1. From Bartolomeo de Las Casas, Tears of the Indians (1656)
  2. From Abbé Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies (1770)
  3. From Jean-François Marmontel, The Incas: or, the Destruction of the Empire of Peru (1777)
  4. From William Robertson, The History of America (1777)
Appendix C: The Spanish Invasion of Peru in British Theatre
  1. From William Davenant, The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru (1658)
  2. From John Thelwall, The Incas, or The Peruvian Virgin (1792)
  3. From Thomas Morton, Columbus, or, A World Discovered, an historical play (1792)
Appendix D: Reviews of the First Production of Pizarro
  1. From “Theatre,” Morning Chronicle (25 May 1799)
  2. From “PIZARRO,” Morning Post and Gazetteer (25 May 1799)
  3. From “Theatre—Drury Lane,” General Evening Post (25 May 1799)
  4. From “Theatre,” Evening Mail (27 May 1799)
  5. From Account of Royal Command Performance, The Star (6 June 1799)
  6. From “The Theatre,” True Briton (6 June 1799)
Appendix E: Critiques of Pizarro
  1. From [William Gifford], “Remarks on Kotzebue’s Pizarro,” The Anti-Jacobin Review (1799)
  2. From A Critique of the Tragedy of Pizarro (1799)
  3. From Samuel Bardsley, Critical Remarks on Pizarro (1800)
  4. From John Britton, Sheridan and Kotzebue … (1799)
  5. From “Mr. Sheridan,” Public Characters of 1799–1800 (1799)
  6. From [Frederic Reynolds], “Some Account of a Dreadful Disease Called the Kotzebue-Mania,” The Oracle
Appendix F: Sheridan’s Speeches, Rolla’s Address, and the Address to the People
  1. From “Proceedings against Warren Hastings” (1788)
  2. From “Union of Ireland with Great Britain” (23 January 1799)
  3. “Mr. Sheridan’s Pizarro,” The Monthly Mirror (January 1800)
  4. Sheridan’s Address to the People (1803)
  5. From William Cobbett, “Letter IV,” Political Proteus (1804)
Works Cited and Select Bibliography

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