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Fashionable acts : opera and elite culture in London, 1780-1880 / Jennifer Hall-Witt.

Author/creator Hall-Witt, Jennifer
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoDurham : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover : Published by University Press of New England, ©2007.
Descriptionix, 390 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Series Becoming modern
Becoming modern. ^A486624
Contents Act one : Georgian patterns. Overture : fashionable acts ; Opera as an "event" : the aesthetics of audience behavior ; A subscription culture : gender and the sociopolitical foundations of opera-going ; To see and to be seen : opera and the "theater of the great" -- Act two : Victorian adaptations. Overture to act two ; The commercialization of the opera : entrepreneurs and the expansion of the public ; The refashioning of fashionable society : gender and the transformation of operatic culture ; Listening in new ways : audience behavior and the cultural politics of opera reviewing -- Finale : opera and the reform of elite culture -- Appendixes. Prices at the King's/Her Majesty's theatre, 1780s-1880 ; Prices at Covent Garden, 1847-1879 ; London's Italian opera managers, 1705-1878 ; Additional tables.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. [305]-366) and index.
LCCN 2007012629
ISBN9781584656258 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN1584656255 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Music Music Stacks ML3918.O64 H34 2007 ✔ Available Place Hold

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