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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Amy Dunagin The first two sustained efforts to chronicle the history of English music were conducted independently during the 1710s and 1720s by Thomas Tudway and Roger North. They wrote in the context of the escalating popularity of Italian opera in England. Their histories also resonated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Keith Johnston Montesquieu's climatological theory of character played an important role in English musical criticism in the third quarter of the eighteenth century and helped form an intellectual basis for an English critique of Italian comic opera in the sentimental mode. Critics like Joseph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
... anniversaries. Of special interest is the author’s chapter entitled “Recycling and Russifying Seria,” in which she discusses the fate of “serious,” historical Italian operas (opera seria) on the Rus- sian soil. Naroditskaya argues that they not only functioned “as a decoration for the Russian crown...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 20–56.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the opera house. Working on a history of Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London, my collaborators and I found some sixty bills of complaint and answers (some of them running to dozens of parch- ments containing detailed documentation), plus a wealth of depositions, affidavits, Chancery...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
...,” in Essays on Handel and Italian opera (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 1985), 266. Winton Dean, in Handel’s Operas, 1726  –  1741, finds Strohm’s arguments for Haym’s authorship unconvincing, largely on the basis of chronology. Moreover, according to Dean, “The part of  Zoroastro was clearly conceived...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., Judith Milhous, Robert D. Hume, and Gabriella Dideriksen, Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: The King’s Theatre, Haymarket, 1778–1791 (Oxford: Oxford Univ., 1995); the quotation is on 49. The quotations about Holland’s reconstruction are from Theatre Royal, ed. Sheppard, 50 and 54...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- ished under Anne, from the court odes composed in her honor, to the acces- sible hymns of Watts; from the older court masque, to the new Italian opera; from Restoration comedy, to humane comedy; and from heroicomical poetry, to the occasional and social verse of the miscellanies. An emphasis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (1): 136–165.
Published: 01 January 2004
... of seasons listing the Italian opera circuit. As the Eternal City was the eventual goal of the Tour, an exhibition of the city’s cultural activities has been long overdue, an oversight magnificently ful- filled by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2000. The equally impressive cat- alog, edited by Edgar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (3): 110–117.
Published: 01 September 2011
... after War (Stanford: Stanford Univ., 2009). Pp. xiv + 283. $60 Wanklyn, Malcolm. The Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars, 1642 – 1652 (New Haven: Yale Univ., 2010). Pp. xviii + 312. 8 ills. $55 Ward, Adrienne. Pagodas in Play: China on the Eighteenth-­Century Italian Opera...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., a performance that was doubtlessly elaborated as the run went on, for Cibber was a great ad-libber.20 One can hardly sup- pose that anyone but the person who would give the performance would suggest adding an actual Italian aria to a stage play; Cibber must have had...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 81–86.
Published: 01 September 2012
... writes with author- ity about literature in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Russian, remarking at times on “Anglicisms” in French verse or instances of “Scwabian dialect” in German prose. He moves with admirable ease from the history of ideas to the history of music to the history...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 92–109.
Published: 01 September 2007
... glories of his cousin Louis XIV, to Kant’s participation in concluding the Enlightenment, and along the way, discussing Anglo-French dramatic rivalry, the rise and fall of Italian opera, as well as the exchanges between English and Continental philosophes and novelists. Barnouw should be commended...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 158–164.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of a famous Italian castrato, which, however, is the same moment she becomes an object of amusement—she is sitting with her unruly, trading-class cousins, the Branghtons, who talk throughout the performance and mock Evelina for her affectation. “Tasteful attention,” and “taste as a social performance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 271–273.
Published: 01 April 2001
... is Professor of Art History and Head of the Department of History of Art at the University of Birmingham. She has written The Im- age of the Actor: Verbal and Visual Representation in the Age of Garrick and Kemble (1991) and edited Italian Culture in Northern Europe in the Eigh...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 1–23.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... In their place succeed universal scepticism and unbounded libertinism.12 Unbounded libertinism is presumed throughout the era. A great many of our gentlemen travelers have reason enough to be cross on account of some modish distemper the Italian ladies have bestowed on them with the rest of their favours...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... Hunt, “Marital ‘Rights,’ ” 107 – 08. 20. Daily Journal, Monday, 25 March 1734. 21. Peter Thomson, “Yates, Mary Ann (1728 – 1787 ODNB, <httpwww .oxforddnb.com/view/article/30196>. 22. See Daniel Nalbach, The King’s Theatre, 1704  – 1867: London’s First Italian Opera House (London...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 89–95.
Published: 01 September 2017
...” to appear in this guise. If her husband, dressed as a Spaniard and speaking Italian to the charming nun, is to be tarred with the brush of Catholic corruption, I should think it just possible that by presenting Pamela as a Quaker, Richardson is implying that she wishes to claim exemption from laws...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., to cast “Italian light on English walls.” She thus exoticizes the country, commodifies it within the growing tourist industry, and demands of her audience a reassessment of national resources. The extent of her achieve- ment already in this first play in situating Britain’s land-based virtues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (3): 1–50.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Italian Vista startles Whore-hunting amang groves o’ myrtles: Then bowses drumlie German-water To make himsel look fair an’ fatter, 4 Eighteenth-Century Life An’ clear the consequential sorrows, Love-gifts of Carnival Signioras. For Britain’s guid! For her destruction...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 165–191.
Published: 01 September 2020
... wife of a grave widower, seventeen years her senior. Mr. Larpent was inspector of plays in the Oºce of Lord Chamberlain, and Mrs. Larpent assisted, even censoring the Italian operas herself, because her husband had no Italian. Still, Larpent believed family duty was a woman s highest calling. When 1 6...