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Cambridge Introduction to English Theatre, 1660-1900

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ISBN-10: 0521547903

ISBN-13: 9780521547901

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Thomson

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This introduction aims to share with readers the author's enjoyment of the turbulent 240-year history of a theatre that tried, often against the odds, to be 'modern'. In each of its five parts, it deals successively with history and cultural context, with the plays and the actors who caught the imagination of their era. Peter Thomson's text, always approachable, is enriched by quotations and carefully selected illustrations that capture 'the spirit of the age' under consideration. Beginning with the reopening of the playhouses under licence from Charles II, Thomson introduces the modern English theatre by breaking off at key dates - 1700, 1737, 1789 and 1843 - in order to explore both…    
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Book details

List price: $33.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
The theatre restored: 1660-1700
The material circumstance
The drama
Actors and acting
The theatre reformed: 1700-1737
The material circumstance
The drama
Actors and acting
The theatre tamed: 1737-1789
The material circumstance
The drama
Actors and acting
Theatre in the age of reform: 1789-1843
The material circumstance
The drama
Actors and acting
The theatre industry: 1843-1901
The material circumstance
The drama
Actors and acting
Index of plays