Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Celebrity, Performance, Reception by David Worrall

By 1800 London had as many theatre seats for sale as the city's population. This was the start of the capital's rise as a centre for performing arts. Bringing to life a period of extraordinary theatrical vitality, David Worrall re-examines the beginnings of celebrity culture amidst a monopolistic commercial theatrical marketplace. The book presents an innovative transposition of social assemblage theory into performance history. It argues that the cultural meaning of drama changes with every change in the performance location. This theoretical model is applied to a wide range of archival materials including censor's manuscripts, theatre ledger books, performance schedules, unfamiliar play texts and rare printed sources. By examining prompters' records, box office receipts and benefit night takings, the study questions the status of David Garrick, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean, and recovers the neglected actress, Elizabeth Younge, and her importance to Edmund Burke.

Buy Celebrity, Performance, Reception by David Worrall from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781107043602
ISBN-10: 1107043603
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 311
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Celebrity, Performance, Reception by David Worrall

Book Reviews - Celebrity, Performance, Reception by David Worrall

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Celebrity, Performance, Reception book by David Worrall and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - David Worrall

David Worrall is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship and Romantic Period Subcultures, 1773-1832 (2006), The Politics of Romantic Theatricality: The Road to the Stage (2007) and Harlequin Empire: Race, Ethnicity and the Drama of the Popular Enlightenment (2007). He has held fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, Lewis Walpole Library, Folger Shakespeare Library and Huntington Library and the Library Company of Pennsylvania.

Books By David Worrall

Blake, Nation and Empire by David Worrall
Hardback, September 2006
Theatric Revolution by David Worrall
Hardback, June 2006
$182.66 $202.95
Harlequin Empire by David Worrall
Hardback, January 2007
$217.80 $242.00