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The Resource British Enlightenment theatre : dramatizing difference, Bridget Orr

British Enlightenment theatre : dramatizing difference, Bridget Orr

Label
British Enlightenment theatre : dramatizing difference
Title
British Enlightenment theatre
Title remainder
dramatizing difference
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Orr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ground-breaking work, Bridget Orr shows that popular eighteenth-century theatre was about much more than fashion, manners and party politics. Using the theatre as a means of circulating and publicizing radical Enlightenment ideas, many plays made passionate arguments for religious and cultural toleration, and voiced protests against imperial invasion and forced conversion of indigenous peoples by colonial Europeans. Irish and labouring-class dramatists wrote plays, often set in the countryside, attacking social and political hierarchy in Britain itself. Another crucial but as yet unexplored aspect of early eighteenth-century theatre is its connection to freemasonry. Freemasons were pervasive as actors, managers, prompters, scene-painters, dancers and musicians, with their own lodges, benefit performances and particular audiences. In addition to promoting the Enlightened agenda of toleration and cosmopolitanism, Freemason dramatists invented the new genre of domestic tragedy, a genre that criticized the effects of commercial and colonial capitalism"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Bridget
Dewey number
822/.509355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2593
LC item number
.O77 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theater
  • English drama
  • Enlightenment
  • Great Britain
  • English drama
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Theater
  • Great Britain
  • Aufklärung
  • Drama
  • Englisch
  • Freimaurerei
  • Theater
Label
British Enlightenment theatre : dramatizing difference, Bridget Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : dramatizing enlightenment -- Addison, Steele and enlightened sentiment -- Fair captives and spiritual dragooning : Islam and toleration on stage -- The black legend, noble savagery and indigenous voice -- The Masonic invention of domestic tragedy -- Local savagery : the enlightenment countryside on stage
Control code
1101340187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9781108499712
Lccn
2019019475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101340187
Label
British Enlightenment theatre : dramatizing difference, Bridget Orr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : dramatizing enlightenment -- Addison, Steele and enlightened sentiment -- Fair captives and spiritual dragooning : Islam and toleration on stage -- The black legend, noble savagery and indigenous voice -- The Masonic invention of domestic tragedy -- Local savagery : the enlightenment countryside on stage
Control code
1101340187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9781108499712
Lccn
2019019475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101340187

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