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The Resource Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840, Jane Moody

Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840, Jane Moody

Label
Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840
Title
Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840
Statement of responsibility
Jane Moody
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 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."--Jacket
  • "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 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moody, Jane
Dewey number
792/.09421/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2596.L6
LC item number
M59 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • Theater
Label
Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840, Jane Moody
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reading the theatrical city
  • 6.
  • Westminster laughter
  • 7.
  • Illegitimate celebrities
  • 1.
  • The invention of illegitimate culture
  • 2.
  • The disintegration of legitimate theatre
  • 3.
  • Illegitimate production
  • 4.
  • Illegitimate Shakespeares
Control code
43706832
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521563765
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
00028953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Illegitimate theatre in London, 1770-1840, Jane Moody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Reading the theatrical city
  • 6.
  • Westminster laughter
  • 7.
  • Illegitimate celebrities
  • 1.
  • The invention of illegitimate culture
  • 2.
  • The disintegration of legitimate theatre
  • 3.
  • Illegitimate production
  • 4.
  • Illegitimate Shakespeares
Control code
43706832
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 278 pages
Isbn
9780521563765
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
00028953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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