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The Resource Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London, Marc Baer

Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London, Marc Baer

Label
Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London
Title
Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London
Statement of responsibility
Marc Baer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In September of 1809 during the opening night of Macbeth at the newly rebuilt Covent Garden theatre the audience rioted over the rise in ticket prices. Disturbances took place on the following sixty-six nights that autumn and the Old Price riots became the longest running theatre disorder in English history. This book describes the events in detail, sets them in their wider context, and uses them to examine the interpenetration of theatre and disorder. Previous understandings of the riots are substantially revised by stressing populist rather than class politics. Baer concentrates on the theatricality of audiences, the role of the stage in shaping English self-image and the relationship between contention and consensus. In so doing, theatre and theatricality are rediscovered as explanations for the cultural and political structures of the Georgian period. Based on meticulous research in theatre and governmental records, newspapers, private correspondence, and satirical prints and other ephemera, this study is an unusually interesting and original contribution to the social and political history of early 19th-century Britain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baer, Marc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Old Price Riots, London, England, 1809
  • Theater
  • Performing arts
  • Covent Garden (London, England)
Label
Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London, Marc Baer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) 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
Control code
23765919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198112501
Lccn
91004021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1412285
Label
Theatre and disorder in late Georgian London, Marc Baer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) 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
Control code
23765919
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198112501
Lccn
91004021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1412285

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