National Myth and Imperial Fantasy

Representations of Britishness on the Early Eighteenth-Century Stage

  • Authors
  • Louise H. Marshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Louise H. Marshall
    Pages 18-47
  3. Louise H. Marshall
    Pages 78-107
  4. Louise H. Marshall
    Pages 108-141
  5. Louise H. Marshall
    Pages 142-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-223

About this book


Eighteenth-century drama is often dismissed as homogenous, aesthetically uninteresting, or politically complacent. This book reveals the incredibly intriguing and intricate nature of the period's history plays and their often messy dramatisaton of the complexities of patriotic rhetoric and national identification.


drama Great Britain identity stage William Shakespeare

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