9780521630528

The French Revolution and the London Stage, 1789–1805

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521630528

  • ISBN10:

    0521630525

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-03-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

During the French Revolution most performances on the London stage were strictly censored, but political attitudes found indirect expression. This book looks at how British drama and popular entertainment were affected by the ideas and events of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. By a cultural analysis of the popular entertainment and theater performances of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries George Taylor reveals issues of ideological conflict and psychological stress.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Note on the text x
Introduction 1(14)
England and France in 1789
15(27)
The Revolution
42(26)
From the Federation to the Terror
68(29)
Dramatising (the) Terror
97(30)
Performance and performing
127(29)
The shadow of Napoleon
156(32)
Theatre and alienation
188(38)
Reflections towards a conclusion
220(6)
Notes 226(23)
Bibliography 249(8)
Index 257

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