Players, Playwrights, Playhouses

Investigating Performance, 1660–1800

  • Editors
  • Michael Cordner
  • Peter Holland

Part of the Redefining British Theatre History book series (RBTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Expanding Horizons

    1. Michael Cordner
      Pages 1-6
  3. Drama, Theatre, and History

  4. Controlling the Theatre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
  5. Theatre beyond London

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Michael Dobson
      Pages 175-188
  6. Representations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Peter Holland
      Pages 248-270
    3. Shearer West
      Pages 271-293
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 294-300

About this book


This book brings together theatre historians to identify and exemplify a variety of productive new approaches to the investigation of plays, players, playwrights, playhouses and other aspects of theatre in the long eighteenth century. Their inquiries range from stage censorship and anti-theatricalism to the political resonances of adultery comedy.


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