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Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830 by Jane Moody
Book DescriptionThis Companion offers a wide-ranging and innovative guide to one of the most exciting and important periods in British theatrical history. The scope of the volume extends from the age of Garrick to the Romantic transformation of acting inaugurated by Edmund Kean. It brings together cutting-edge scholarship from leading international scholars in the long eighteenth century, offering lively and original insights into the world of the stage, its most influential playwrights and the professional lives of celebrated performers such as James Quin, George Anne Bellamy, John Philip Kemble, Dora Jordan, Fanny Abington and Sarah Siddons. The volume includes essential chapters about eighteenth-century acting, production and audiences, important surveys of key theatrical forms such as tragedy, comedy, melodrama and pantomime as well as a range of exciting thematic essays on subjects such as private theatricals, 'black' theatre and the representation of empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521852371
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Moody
Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830, Paperback (October 2007)
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Author Biography - Jane Moody
Jane Moody is a Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Daniel O'Quinn is Associate Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.
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