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This book sets out the political and cultural conditions regulating dramatic writing during an era of censorship and monopolistic royal theatres. Using a range of plays and manuscripts, it argues for the centrality of burletta, the theatrical locus of the attacks on the Cockney school of poetry and the vitality of the metropolitan dramatic scene.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230518025
ISBN-10: 0230518028
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Worrall

DAVID WORRALL is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is the author of Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship and Romantic Period Subcultures, 1773-1832 (2006) and co-editor, with Steve Clark, of Historicizing Blake (1994), Blake in the Nineties (1999) and Blake, Nation and Empire (2006).

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