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The Routledge anthology of Restoration and eighteenth-century performance / [edited by] Kristina Straub, Misty G. Anderson, Daniel O'Quinn.

Other author/creatorStraub, Kristina, 1951- editor.
Other author/creatorAnderson, Misty G., 1967- editor.
Other author/creatorO'Quinn, Daniel, 1962- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxxix, 720 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Variant title Routledge anthology of Restoration and 18th century performance
Contents Actress and royal mistress: "Pretty Witty Nell" in Secret love -- Magical transformations: A Queen and her many worlds -- Betterton's last Lear -- Soldiers abroad: The recruiting officer in Charleston, South Carolina -- The pleasures of celebrity scandal: The rover's endurance -- Opposition Cato: royal players at Leiceister House -- An African weeps for Oroonoko: the royal slave -- Tom Thumb in Manhattan: Lewis Hallam's theatrical enterprise -- The Chinese festival riots -- National fantasy/wardrobe malfunction: royal command performance of Thomas Arne's Love in a Village -- Ethnic spectacle: Charles Macklin in The Merchant of Venice and Love a-la-Mode -- An actor's farewell : Garrick in The wonder -- The re-coronation of George III: commemorating Handel -- Imperial Pantomime: John O'Keefe and Philippe Jacques De Loutherbourg's Omai, or A trip around the world -- Stealing Venice preserv'd.
Abstract "The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance brings together a selection of particularly memorable performances, beginning with Nell Gwyn in a 1668 staging of Secret Love, and moving chronologically towards the premiere of John Philip Kemble's adaptation of Thomas Otway's Venice Presever'd in October 1795. This volume contains a wealth of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews, portraits, advertisements and cast lists. By privileging performance over publication, this collection aims to encourage an understanding of print as material object as well as theatrical medium, emphasising the immediacy - and changeability - of theatre during the long eighteenth century. Offering an invaluable insight into the performance culture of the long eighteenth century, The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance is a unique, much-needed resource for students of theatre"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781351723060
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN9781138743304 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN1138743305 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN1138743461 (paperback ; alk. paper)

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