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The Resource Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714, Bridget Orr

Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714, Bridget Orr

Label
Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714
Title
Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714
Statement of responsibility
Bridget Orr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Contesting the current consensus that Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama referred almost exclusively to domestic social and political issues, Empire on the English Stage, 1660-1714 shows that the theatre was a crucial location for debates over England's contemporaneous colonial expansion. The book provides a comprehensive account of colonialism, national identity and the representation of race and ethnicity on stage. Joining current historical discussions of the development of British imperial ideology, Bridget Orr argues that dramatic texts and production provide a rich and unexamined archive in which the issues attendant on the emergence of the First Empire figure largely. Her account not only sheds new light on plays by Dryden, Orrery, Behn, Wycherley and Southerne but redirects attention to popular but now marginal texts by Settle, Sedley, Dennis and Charles Shadwell. Attention to the imperial themes of these dramatists decisively redraws the map of Restoration and early eighteenth-century drama."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orr, Bridget
Dewey number
822/.409358
Index
index present
LC call number
PR698.I45
LC item number
O75 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • English drama
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Ethnicity in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714, Bridget Orr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) 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
New habits on the stage -- Enlarging the poet's empire: poetics, politics and heroic plays, 1660-1714 -- The great Turks: the Ottomans on stage, 1660-1714 -- The most famous monarchs of the east -- Spain's grand project of a universal empire -- Brave new worlds: utopian plays of the restoration -- The customs of the country: colonialism and comedy -- Romans and Britons
Control code
45446510
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521773508
Lccn
00065091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Empire on the English stage, 1660-1714, Bridget Orr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) 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
New habits on the stage -- Enlarging the poet's empire: poetics, politics and heroic plays, 1660-1714 -- The great Turks: the Ottomans on stage, 1660-1714 -- The most famous monarchs of the east -- Spain's grand project of a universal empire -- Brave new worlds: utopian plays of the restoration -- The customs of the country: colonialism and comedy -- Romans and Britons
Control code
45446510
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9780521773508
Lccn
00065091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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