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Theatre and culture in early modern England, 1650-1737 from Leviathan to Licensing Act

Catie Gill

2010

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  • Title:
    Theatre and culture in early modern England, 1650-1737 from Leviathan to Licensing Act
  • Author: Catie Gill
  • Description: Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction; 1 What Do the Servants Know?; 2 Flinging the Book Away; 3 Coffee-houses and Restoration Drama; 4 Sex and Tyranny Revisited; 5 Sex, Tyranny, and the Problem of Allegiance; 6 The Adaptation of Seventeenth-Century Spanish Drama; 7 The Female Wits; 8 'Jilting Jades'? Perceptions of Female Playgoers; 9 Revolution and the Moral Reform of the Stage; Works Cited; Index
    Framed by the publication of Leviathan and the 1713 Licensing Act, this collection provides analysis of both canonical and non-canonical texts within the scope of an eighty-year period of theatre history, allowing for definition and assessment that uncouples Restoration drama from eighteenth-century drama. Paying special attention to literary innovation and sociopolitical changes, this book is a valuable tool for scholars of Restoration and eighteenth-century performance, providing groundwork for future research and investigation.
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate
  • Format: 1 online resource (191 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-351-88013-6;ISBN 1-315-23646-X;ISBN 1-282-89219-3;ISBN 9786612892196;ISBN 0-7546-9944-7
  • Subjects: English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism; English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism; Literature and society -- England -- History -- 17th century -- England -- History -- 18th century; Theater and society; Social history in literature; Social change in literature; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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