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Illegitimate Theatre in London, 1770-1840

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Illegitimate Theatre in London, 1770-1840 by Jane Moody
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Towards the end of the eighteenth century, a major transformation took place in British dramatic culture. At the heart of that transformation was the controversial emergence of an illegitimate theatre, and a cultural struggle between London's patent playhouses (Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and the Haymarket) and the new, so-called minor theatres. This is the first book to explore the institutions, genres, and performance history of this illegitimate theatre. Jane Moody's lively and original account considers the prohibition of tragedy and comedy at London's minor theatres and describes the various ingenious ways in which performers circumnavigated the law. Moody brings to light illicit productions of Shakespeare and the minor theatres' fascination with dramatic subjects censored on the legitimate stage. Illegitimate Theatre represents an important contribution to our understanding of nineteenth-century cultural politics and also offers a powerful critique of theatre's position in the literary history of Romanticism.
Release date NZ
November 20th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
15 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
294
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521563765
Product ID
1828230

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