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The Resource Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage, David Worrall

Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage, David Worrall

Label
Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage
Title
Celebrity, performance, reception
Title remainder
British Georgian theatre as social assemblage
Statement of responsibility
David Worrall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By 1800 London had as many theatre seats for sale as the city's population. This was the start of the capital's rise as a centre for performing arts. Bringing to life a period of extraordinary theatrical vitality, David Worrall re-examines the beginnings of celebrity culture amidst a monopolistic commercial theatrical marketplace. The book presents an innovative transposition of social assemblage theory into performance history. It argues that the cultural meaning of drama changes with every change in the performance location. This theoretical model is applied to a wide range of archival materials including censor's manuscripts, theatre ledger books, performance schedules, unfamiliar play texts and rare printed sources. By examining prompters' records, box office receipts and benefit night takings, the study questions the status of David Garrick, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean, and recovers the neglected actress, Elizabeth Younge, and her importance to Edmund Burke
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worrall, David
Dewey number
792.0941/033
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2593
LC item number
.W67 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater audiences
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Theater
  • Theater audiences
  • Great Britain
  • Theater
  • Publikum
  • Großbritannien
Label
Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage, David Worrall
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: theatre, performance and social assemblage theory -- Theatrical assemblages and theatrical markets -- Georgian performance and the assemblage model -- Theatrical celebrity as social assemblage: from Garrick to Kean -- Celebrity networks: Kean and Siddons -- A working theatrical assemblage: 1790s -- Representations of naval conflict -- Theatrical assemblage populations: the Turkish ambassador's visits to London playhouses, 1794 -- Historicizing the theatrical assemblage: Marie Antoinette and the theatrical queens -- The regulatory assemblage: the Roman actor and the politics of self-censorship -- Conclusion
Control code
859537347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107417632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859537347
Label
Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage, David Worrall
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: theatre, performance and social assemblage theory -- Theatrical assemblages and theatrical markets -- Georgian performance and the assemblage model -- Theatrical celebrity as social assemblage: from Garrick to Kean -- Celebrity networks: Kean and Siddons -- A working theatrical assemblage: 1790s -- Representations of naval conflict -- Theatrical assemblage populations: the Turkish ambassador's visits to London playhouses, 1794 -- Historicizing the theatrical assemblage: Marie Antoinette and the theatrical queens -- The regulatory assemblage: the Roman actor and the politics of self-censorship -- Conclusion
Control code
859537347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107417632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859537347

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