The Cambridge companion to British theatre, 1730-1830 /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Moody, Jane, 1967-, O'Quinn, Daniel, 1962-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access: Online version
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This volume bridges the period between the Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre, ed. by Deborah Payne Fisk (CH, Mar'01, 38-3744) and the Cambridge Companion to Edwardian and Victorian Theatre, ed. by Kerry Powell (CH, Oct'04, 42-0858). Framed by an opening chronology of historical and theatrical events of the period and a closing bibliographical essay recommending further readings, the 17 essays by British, US, and Australian experts provide readable surveys of the theater of the period and include a wealth of interesting detail and example. The contributors survey acting and performance, genres, audience and playwrights, and theaters. Although each essay stands on its own to focus on its specific topic, the volume's continuity of tone and style speak to the skill of Moody (Univ. of York) and O'Quinn (Univ. of Guelph). Those interested in English theater during the hundred years following 1730 will welcome this useful volume. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. H. Benoist Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

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