Restoration and Georgian England 1660-1788

Restoration and Georgian England 1660-1788

by David Thomas


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Restoration and Georgian England 1660-1788 by David Thomas

This is the first volume in the series Theatre in Europe: a documentary history. The authors have compiled a documentary account of the theatre in Britain during the Restoration and Georgian period, which covers some 120 years of theatrical activity. It was an exciting period that saw the first arrival of the scenic stage in the public theatres of London, bringing with it a whole new approach to staging and performance. The development outlined in the volume shows the progression of the theatre from a tightly controlled, court-based institution in the Restoration to an ebullient, bustling, commercial undertaking with wide popular appeal in the late Georgian period. The collection of primary source material (both verbal and visual) documents changes in government control and censorship, company management, actors and acting styles, stage presentation, playhouse design and audience response.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521100816
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/18/2009
Series: Theatre in Europe: A Documentary History Series
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. 1660-1737: 1. Documents of control; 2. Contractual and company documents; 3. Playhouses; 4. Stage presentation; 5. Actors and acting; 6. Audiences, repertoire, morality debates, criticism; Part II. 1737-1788: 7. Documents of control; 8. Contractual and company documents; 9. Playhouses; 10. Stage presentation; 11. Actors and Acting; 12. Audiences, taste, theatre criticism.

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