The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance

1st Edition

Daniel J. O'Quinn, Kristina Straub, Misty G. Anderson

Routledge
December 19, 2018 Forthcoming
Textbook - 720 Pages
ISBN 9781138743465 - CAT# Y327840

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Summary

The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance brings together a selection of particularly memorable performances, beginning with Nell Gwyn in a 1668 staging of Secret Love, and moving chronologically towards the final performance of John Philip Kemble's controversial adaptation of Thomas Otway's Venice Presever'd in October 1795. 

This volume contains a wealth of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews, portraits, advertisements, and cast lists. By privileging event over publication, this collection aims to encourage an understanding of performance that emphasizes the immediacy - and changeability - of the theatrical repertoire during the long eighteenth century.

Offering an invaluable insight into the performance culture of the time, The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance is a unique, much-needed resource for students of theatre. 

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