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The Resource Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London : the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance, Ian Woodfield

Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London : the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance, Ian Woodfield

Label
Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London : the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance
Title
Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London
Title remainder
the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance
Statement of responsibility
Ian Woodfield
Title variation
Opera and drama in 18th-century London
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this study, Ian Woodfield explores the cultural and commercial life of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London. It was a period when theatre and opera worlds mixed, venues were shared, and agents and managers collaborated and competed. Through primary sources, many analysed for the first time, Woodfield examines such issues as finances, recruitment policy, the handling of singers and composers, links with Paris and Italy, and the role of women in opera management. These key topics are also placed within the context of a personal dispute between two of the most important managers of the day, the woman writer Frances Brooke and the actor David Garrick, which influenced the running of the major venues, the King's Theatre, Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Woodfield has also uncovered new information concerning the influential role of the eighteenth-century music historian and critic Charles Burney, as artistic advisor to the King's Theatre.--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodfield, Ian
Dewey number
792.5/09421
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1731.8.L7
LC item number
W66 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
ML1731.8.L7
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in opera
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King's Theatre (London, England)
  • Theater management
  • Opera
  • Garrick, David
  • King's Theatre (Londres, Angleterre)
  • King's Theatre (London, England)
  • Her Majesty's Theatre
  • Fürstliches Schauspielhaus
  • King's Theatre (Londres, Angleterre)
  • Théâtre
  • Opéra
  • MUSIC
  • Management
  • Opera
  • Theater management
  • England
  • 18e siècle
  • Opéra
  • Gestion
  • Londres (Angleterre)
Label
Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London : the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance, Ian Woodfield
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-330) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Hobart management -- The new managers take control -- Sacchini and the revival of opera seria -- Recruitment procedures and artistic policy -- The King's Theatre in crisis -- The recruitment of Lovattini -- The English community in Rome -- Lucrezia Agujari at the Pantheon -- Caterina Gabrielli -- Rauzzini's last season -- The King's Theatre flourishes -- The Queen of Quavers satire -- Financial management -- Opera salaries -- The sale of 1778 -- Appendices. The accounts of Richard Yates and James Brooke at Henry Hoare & Co. The customer account ledgers of Sheridan and Harris (1778-1779). Selected entries from the account of Jonathan Garton at Drummonds Bank (1778-1779). The account of Gasparo Pacchierotti at Coutts & Co. (1779-1784). A page of opera payments and receipts in the Salt MSS (1780). Petition to the Lord Chamberlain (c.1770). Petition to the Lord Chamberlain (c.1775). Draft petition to the Lord Chamberlain from Sheridan and Harris (1777). Journal Etranger, No. 1 (June 1777). Opera reviews from Journal Etranger (1777-1778)
Control code
60314298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 339 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511156038
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60314298
Label
Opera and drama in eighteenth-century London : the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance, Ian Woodfield
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-330) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Hobart management -- The new managers take control -- Sacchini and the revival of opera seria -- Recruitment procedures and artistic policy -- The King's Theatre in crisis -- The recruitment of Lovattini -- The English community in Rome -- Lucrezia Agujari at the Pantheon -- Caterina Gabrielli -- Rauzzini's last season -- The King's Theatre flourishes -- The Queen of Quavers satire -- Financial management -- Opera salaries -- The sale of 1778 -- Appendices. The accounts of Richard Yates and James Brooke at Henry Hoare & Co. The customer account ledgers of Sheridan and Harris (1778-1779). Selected entries from the account of Jonathan Garton at Drummonds Bank (1778-1779). The account of Gasparo Pacchierotti at Coutts & Co. (1779-1784). A page of opera payments and receipts in the Salt MSS (1780). Petition to the Lord Chamberlain (c.1770). Petition to the Lord Chamberlain (c.1775). Draft petition to the Lord Chamberlain from Sheridan and Harris (1777). Journal Etranger, No. 1 (June 1777). Opera reviews from Journal Etranger (1777-1778)
Control code
60314298
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 339 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511156038
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)60314298

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