[Full Book] Restoration Staging 1660 74

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Tim Keenan
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 220

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Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Tim Keenan, Restoration Staging 1660 74 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Restoration Staging 1660 74 books, Restoration Staging 1660–74 cuts through prevalent ideas of Restoration theatre and drama to read early plays in their original theatrical contexts. Tim Keenan argues that Restoration play texts contain far more information about their own performance than previously imagined. Focusing on specific productions and physical staging at the three theatres operating in the first years of the Restoration – Vere Street, Bridges Street and Lincoln’s Inn Fields – Keenan analyses stage directions, scene headings and other performance clues embedded in the play-texts themselves. These close readings shed new light on staging practices of the period, building a radical new model of early Restoration staging. Restoration Staging, 1660–74 takes account of all extant new plays written for or premiered at three of London’s early theatres, presenting a much-needed reassessment of early Restoration drama.


[Full Book] Emergent Nation Early Modern British Literature In Transition 1660 1714

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Elizabeth Sauer
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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Emergent Nation Early Modern British Literature In Transition 1660 1714

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Elizabeth Sauer, Emergent Nation Early Modern British Literature In Transition 1660 1714 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Emergent Nation Early Modern British Literature In Transition 1660 1714 books, The years 1660 to 1714 represent a fraught transitional period, one caught between two now dominant periodization rubrics: early modern and the long eighteenth century. Containing narratives of disruption, restoration, and reconfiguration, Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714 explores the conjunctions and disjunctions between historical and literary developments in this period, when the sociable, rivalrous textual world of letters registered and accelerated changes. Each of the volume's four parts highlights the relationship of various literary forms to a different kind of transformation - generic, ideological, cultural, or local. The five chapters in each section rigorously probe the conditions that affected the period's literary transformations, and interrogate the traditions that canonical and less established writers inherited, adapted, and often challenged. In making a case for an early mimetically produced English nation, this book, through its concentration on literary evidence and transitions also makes innovative contributions to an understanding of nationalism in the period.


[Full Book] English Dramatick Opera 1661 1706

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Andrew R. Walkling
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 344

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English Dramatick Opera 1661 1706

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Andrew R. Walkling, English Dramatick Opera 1661 1706 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download English Dramatick Opera 1661 1706 books, English Dramatick Opera, 1661–1706 is the first comprehensive examination of the distinctively English form known as "dramatick opera", which appeared on the London stage in the mid-1670s and lasted until its displacement by Italian through-composed opera in the first decade of the eighteenth century. Andrew Walkling argues that, while the musical elements of this form are crucial to its definition and history, the origins of the genre lie principally in a tradition of spectacular stagecraft that first manifested itself in England in the mid-1660s as part of a hitherto unidentified dramatic sub-genre, to which Walkling gives the name "spectacle-tragedy". Armed with this new understanding, the book explores a number of historical and interpretive issues, including the physical and rhetorical configurations of performative spectacle, the administrative maneuverings of the two "patent" theatre companies, the construction and deployment of the technologically advanced Dorset Garden Theatre in 1670–71, the critical response to generic, technical, and ideological developments in Restoration drama, and the shifting balance between machine spectacle and song-and-dance entertainment throughout the later decades of the seventeenth century, including in the dramatick operas of Henry Purcell. This study combines the materials and methodologies of music history, theatre history, literary studies, and bibliography to fashion an entirely new approach to the history of spectacular and musical drama on the English Restoration stage. This book serves as a companion to the Routledge publication Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 (2017).


[Full Book] George Farquhar

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Author: David Roberts
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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George Farquhar

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by David Roberts, George Farquhar Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download George Farquhar books, George Farquhar (1677–1707) is one of the most successful and enduringly popular Restoration playwrights. His two masterpieces, The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem, are still regularly performed today. Yet aspects of Farquhar's biography, and in particular his Irish roots and family life, have remained obscure. This is the first study to treat Farquhar's works as documents of migration and the fragmented identity that resulted. Told in reverse chronological order, beginning with Farquhar's last and best-known works, it reveals previously undiscovered material about his life and connections. Born in Londonderry, Farquhar arrived in London at the end of the 1690s but struggled throughout his life to find acceptance in the English literary culture. David Roberts explores how Farquhar used comedy to negotiate his Anglo-Irish Protestant identity while perpetually being treated as an outsider. George Farquhar: A Migrant Life Reversed challenges traditional critical thinking on historiographic approaches to scholarly biography and offers a complex but highly readable account of the interpenetrating pasts, presents and futures of the migrant writer.


[Full Book] Literary Hispanophobia And Hispanophilia In Britain And The Low Countries 1550 1850

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Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Author: Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez
Category : History
Languages : en
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Literary Hispanophobia And Hispanophilia In Britain And The Low Countries 1550 1850

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, Literary Hispanophobia And Hispanophilia In Britain And The Low Countries 1550 1850 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Literary Hispanophobia And Hispanophilia In Britain And The Low Countries 1550 1850 books, Spain has been a fruitful locus for the European imagination for centuries, and it has been most often perceived in black-and-white oppositions -- either as a tyrannical and fanatical force in the early modern period or as an imaginary geography of a 'Romantic' Spain in later centuries. However, the image of Spain, its culture and its inhabitants did not evolve inexorably from negative to positive. From the early modern period onwards, it responded to an ambiguous matrix of conflicting Hispanophobic and Hispanophilic representations. Just as in the nineteenth century latent negative stereotypes continued to resurface, even in the Romantic heyday, in the early modern period appreciation for Spain was equally undeniable. When Spain was a political and military superpower, it also enjoyed cultural hegemony with a literary Golden Age producing internationally hailed masterpieces. Literary Hispanophobia and Hispanophilia in Britain and the Low Countries (1550-1850) explores the protracted interest in Spain and its culture, and it exposes the co-existent ambiguity between scorn and fascination that characterizes Western historical perceptions, in particular in Britain and the Low Countries, two geographical spaces with a shared sense of historical connectedness and an overlapping, sometimes complicated, history with Spain.


[Full Book] Sir William Davenant The Court Masque And The English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage C 1605 C 1700

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Publisher: Cambria Press
Author: Dawn Lewcock
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 339

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Sir William Davenant The Court Masque And The English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage C 1605 C 1700

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Dawn Lewcock, Sir William Davenant The Court Masque And The English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage C 1605 C 1700 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sir William Davenant The Court Masque And The English Seventeenth Century Scenic Stage C 1605 C 1700 books, This book examines why, when, how and where the scenic stage began in England. Little has been written about the development of theatrical scenery and how it was used in England in the seventeenth century, and what is known about the response to this innovation is fragmentary and uncertain. Unlike in Italy and France where scenery had been in use since the sixteenth century, the general public in England did not see plays presented against a painted location until Sir William Davenant presented The Siege of Rhodes at Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1661. Painted landscapes or seascapes, perspective views of cities or palaces, lighting effects, gods or goddesses flying down on to the stage in a chariot, all these had only been seen before on the masque stage at court or in the occasional private play performance. This study argues that Sir William Davenant (1606-1668) was involved almost from the beginning of the process and that his influence continued after his death; that, although painted scenery as such would undoubtedly have appeared on the public stage after 1660, it would not have been in the same way, for Davenant made particular positive contributions which brought about certain changes in both the presentation and reception of plays which would not have happened as they did without his work and influence. This is new work which uses dramaturgical and scenographical analysis of selected plays and masques, against known theatrical history, to discover how the staging of painted settings was organised from c1605 to c1700. This kind of investigation into the links between masque staging and the staging of plays has not been done in quite this way before. The study begins with Davenant's involvement with Inigo Jones and John Webb. It analyses the staging of the court masques and discusses what Davenant took from this and how he used the information. It suggests that the move towards verisimilitude in the drama on the scenic stage was due in part to Davenant's imaginative use of certain of the physical components of masque staging in presentations by the Duke's Company. It argues that he encouraged dramatists to integrate the scenery into their plots, particularly to provide for disclosures and discoveries, in ways not possible before. How, in so doing, he implicitly changed the stage conventions of time and place which audiences had accepted from the platform stage. It also argues that the parallel development of operatic spectacle derived mainly from the use by Killgrew and the King's Company of the techniques for engineering the spectacular effects of the transformation scenes of the masque stage to embellish the heroic drama by Dryden and others. It suggests that the two staging methods combined in the later seventeenth century to give more sophisticated ways of using the scenery and thus involved the scenic stage with the dialogue and the action in all genres, but that such experimentation ended when financial and commercial considerations made it no longer viable. Nevertheless it concludes that, by the eighteenth century, theatre practitioners had learnt to use the stage craft and mechanical techniques of the masque stage to integrate the visual with the aural aspects of a production, and that dramatists, once concerned solely with the aural expression of their theme, had become playwrights who allowed for the visual elements in their texts. Over fifty illustrations exemplify the discussion. This is an important book in the history of theatre, essential background for the staging of the court masque, and for the scenography of the Restoration theatre.


[Full Book] Interpreting Sexual Violence 1660 1800

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Publisher: Routledge
Author: Anne Leah Greenfield
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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Interpreting Sexual Violence 1660 1800

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Anne Leah Greenfield, Interpreting Sexual Violence 1660 1800 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Interpreting Sexual Violence 1660 1800 books, The essays in this collection explore representations of and responses to sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Contributors examine the underlying ideologies that spawned these representations, confronting the social, political, legal and aesthetic conditions of the day.


[Full Book] Rushing Into Floods

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Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Author: Gunda Windmüller
Category : Fiction
Languages : de
Pages : 341

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Rushing Into Floods

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Gunda Windmüller, Rushing Into Floods Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Rushing Into Floods books, The dramatic representation of maritime spaces, characters and plots in Restoration and early eighteenth-century English theatres served as a crucial discursive negotiation of a burgeoning empire. This study focuses on ‘staging the sea’ in a period of growing maritime, commercial and colonial activity, a time when the prominence of the sea and shipping was firmly established in the very fabric of English life. As theatres were re-established after the Restoration, playhouses soon became very visible spaces of cultural activity and important locales for staging cultural contact and conflict. Plays staging the sea can be read as central in representing the budding maritime empire to metropolitan audiences, as well as negotiating political power and knowledge about the “other”. The study explores well-known plays by authors such as Aphra Behn and William Wycherley alongside a host of more obscure plays by authors such as Edward Ravenscroft and Charles Gildon as cultural performances for negotiating cultural identity and difference in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.


[Full Book] Plays 1682 1696 Volume 4 The Plays 1682 1696

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Aphra Behn
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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Plays 1682 1696 Volume 4 The Plays 1682 1696

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Aphra Behn, Plays 1682 1696 Volume 4 The Plays 1682 1696 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Plays 1682 1696 Volume 4 The Plays 1682 1696 books, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) is renowned as the first professional woman of literature and drama in English. Her career in the Restoration theatre extended over two decades, encompassing remarkable generic range and diversity. Her last five plays, written and performed between 1682 and 1696, include city comedies (The City-Heiress, The Luckey Chance), a farce (The Emperor of the Moon), a tragicomedy (The Widdow Ranter), and a comedy of family inheritance (The Younger Brother). These plays exemplify Behn's skills in writing for individual performers, and exhibit the topical political engagement for which she is renowned. They witness to Behn's popularity with theatre audiences during the politically and financially difficult years of the 1680s and even after her death. Informed by the most up-to-date research in computational attribution, this fully annotated edition draws on recent scholarship to provide a comprehensive guide to Behn's work, and the literary, theatrical and political history of the Restoration.


[Full Book] Four Restoration Libertine Plays

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Publisher: OUP Oxford
Author: Deborah Payne Fisk
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 468

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Four Restoration Libertine Plays

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Deborah Payne Fisk, Four Restoration Libertine Plays Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Four Restoration Libertine Plays books, Thomas Shadwell, The Libertine * George Etherege, The Man of Mode * Thomas Durfey, A Fond Husband * Thomas Otway, Friendship in Fashion These four plays in the Oxford English Drama series capture the range of responses to the fashionable and daring libertine movement in the second half of the seventeenth century. A Fond Husband and Friendship in Fashion are lesser-known comic gems of the Restoration stage; The Man of Mode is Etherege's masterpiece, and The Libertine is Shadwell's experimental and dark version of the Don Juan story. The texts are freshly edited using modern spelling. There is a critical introduction, wide-ranging annotation, and an informative bibliography which together illuminate the plays' cultural context and theatrical potential for reader and performer alike. 'The series should shape the canon in a number of significant areas. A splendid and imaginative project.' Professor Anne Barton, Cambridge University


[Full Book] Aphra Behn Studies

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Janet Todd
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 334

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Aphra Behn Studies

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Janet Todd, Aphra Behn Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Aphra Behn Studies books, Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Behn was denigrated for her 'unwomanly' subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as an important dramatist and poet of the Restoration and a founder of the English novel. This book sets Behn firmly in an historical context of political factions, theatre developments and colonial encounters, and includes chapters on each of the genres in which she wrote: drama, fiction, poetry and translation, and on other aspects of her life, from her publishing struggles to her involvement in American slavery. It is an important resource for those studying seventeenth-century English literature and drama, and to those interested in the development of women's writing.


[Full Book] The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: George Watson
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 1282

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The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by George Watson, The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature Volume 1 600 1660 books, More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.


[Full Book] Regicide And Restoration

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Nancy Klein Maguire
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 276

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Regicide And Restoration

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Nancy Klein Maguire, Regicide And Restoration Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Regicide And Restoration books, Focusing on the directions taken by tragicomedy and the court masque, this book accounts for the shift in genre during the decade following the return of Charles II.


[Full Book] English Drama 1660 1800

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Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Company
Author: Frederick M. Link
Category : English drama
Languages : en
Pages : 374

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English Drama 1660 1800

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[Full Book] Etherege And Wycherley

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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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Languages : en
Pages : 248

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Etherege And Wycherley

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[Full Book] Heroic Mode And Political Crisis 1660 1745

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Publisher: Associated University Presse
Author: Elaine M. McGirr
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 245

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Heroic Mode And Political Crisis 1660 1745

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Elaine M. McGirr, Heroic Mode And Political Crisis 1660 1745 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Heroic Mode And Political Crisis 1660 1745 books, This book explores a cultural language, the heroic, that remained consistently powerful through the social, political, and dynastic turbulence of the long eighteenth century. The heroic provided an accessible and vivid shorthand for the ongoing ideological debates over the nature of authority and power, the construction of an ideal masculinity, and the shape of a new. British--rather than English--national identity. An analysis of this cultural language and its different valence over time not only unpacks the overlap between aesthetic and political debate in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, but also firmly grounds the eighteenth-century's revolution in taste and manners in the ongoing ideological debates about dynastic politics and the foundations of authority. Specifically, the book traces the making and breaking of the Stuart mythology through the development of and attacks on the heroic mode from the Restoration through the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Elaine McGirr is a Senior Lecturer in the departments of drama and English at Royal Holloway, University of London.


[Full Book] Staging Islam In England

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Publisher: DS Brewer
Author: Matthew Birchwood
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200

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Staging Islam In England

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by Matthew Birchwood, Staging Islam In England Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Staging Islam In England books, Exploration of the ways in which Islam manifested itself in the writings of the seventeenth century.


[Full Book] Memory And Enlightenment

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Publisher: Springer
Author: James Ward
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 251

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Memory And Enlightenment

Restoration Staging 1660 74 by James Ward, Memory And Enlightenment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memory And Enlightenment books, This book illuminates how the ‘long eighteenth century’ (1660-1800) persists in our present through screen and performance media, writing and visual art. Tracing the afterlives of the period from the 1980s to the present, it argues that these emerging and changing forms stage the period as a point of origin for the grounding of individual identity in personal memory, and as a site of foundational traumas that shape cultural memory.