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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Robert D. Hume McGirr Elaine M. . Partial Histories: A Reappraisal of Colley Cibber ( London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 ). Pp. ix + 210 . $99.99 Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 43, Number 3, September 2019...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 124–139.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Colley. Captives: Britain, Empire and the World, 1600–1850 (London: Jonathan Cape, 2002). Pp. 468. £20. ISBN 0224059254 William Dalrymple. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India (London: HarperCollins, 2002). Pp. 640. £8.99 (paper). ISBN 0006550967 Arthur Conan Doyle...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
...,” writes theater manager, actor, and play- wright Colley Cibber in his Apology, “no Actresses had ever been seen upon the English Stage. The Characters of Women, in former Theatres, were perform’d by Boys, or young Men of the most effeminate Aspect,” but after their appearance as players...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 46–69.
Published: 01 January 2002
... and why political women were represented in the press. This is particularly true when we consider the Westminster election of 1784, during which an extraordinary number of works featuring women appeared. Such leading researchers as Linda Colley, Anne Stott, Amanda Foreman...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... actor and a leading theater manager, but, as the son of the celebrated actor, manager, playwright, and poet lau- reate, Colley Cibber, Theophilus was at the top of the theatrical hierarchy. Perhaps Susannah Arne, at the bottom, saw her marriage not in personal terms, but rather in professional...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (3): 20–43.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Two separate attempts by Scotsmen on the life of John Wilkes in 1763 sug- gest the general level of antipathy the Scots felt toward Wilkes and indi- cate the turbulent nature of an increasingly bitter political quarrel. Yet, as Linda Colley remarks, evidence of such antipathy is “usually omitted...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 121–127.
Published: 01 January 2014
... that physical separation from continental Europe encouraged the articulation of a distinctive identity. Most famously, of course, some twenty years ago Linda Colley argued that eighteenth-­century Britons defined them- selves “in conscious opposition to the Other beyond their shores.”3 Yet...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2004) 28 (3): 20–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... conclusion, offered by William Pulteney to George II in 742, that “two thirds of the nation were Tories” (quoted in Colley, 46). Just six years prior to the war, Tories had triumphantly exploited their alliance with “the people” of Britain during Walpole’s attempt to pass the Excise Tax. After...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., enmity, and selfhood together. Captivity and vulnerability, as Linda Colley has shown, were inherent to empire, especially when it came to Britain, whose relatively small size and population resulted in notable imperial overstretch. 37 We have now largely forgotten, she reminds us, that between 1600...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... affection, with fundamental national virtues embedded in the land, which is glamorized on stage. In the crucial musical hunting scene, there is also a specific appeal to upper-class men in the audience. Connected with “Britishness, virility, and rank in action,” fox hunting was, as Linda Colley...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 33–54.
Published: 01 September 2015
...! I desire! I possess you! —Colley Cibber, An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian (1740) Almost three centuries have passed since the publication of Colley Cibber’s self-aggrandizing autobiography, and yet the work’s opening pages, culmi- nating in a flamboyant address...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Cyrus, and Tancred in James Thomson’s Tancred and Sigusmunda, from Bell’s British Theatre (1797). 70 Eighteenth-Century Life example, there is little to distinguish Priscilla Hopkins as Aura in Charles Johnson’s The Country Lasses, from Mary Bulkley as Angelina in Colley Cibber’s Love Makes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 68–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... has not gone entirely unchallenged. Responding chiefly to J. H. Plumb’s depiction of the Tories as “the party of the squirearchy,” Linda Colley declared that “once one acknowledges the electoral rapport between Toryism and the centres of population and trade, it becomes rather more difficult...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (1): 51–71.
Published: 01 January 2013
... was challenged by Linda Colley (though Colley agreed that the Tory party had indeed survived), but Cruickshanks opened the way to further research into Jacobitism as a presence in British politics and soci- ety.12 Such research prospered in the 1980s, when political devolution for Scotland and Wales...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of writing a play upon this subject, when he was very young at the University, and even attempted something in it there, though not a line as it now stands” (1:xiii–xiv). Jacob Tonson and Colley Cibber both seem to have read the first four acts in 1703–04. See Joseph Spence, Observations, Anecdotes...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (3): 43–61.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 2001 by The College of William & Mary ECL25304-61-Gard.p65 43 12/28/01, 4:06 PM 44 . . . played no small part in the formation of the specifically English na- tional character.”5 More specifically, Linda Colley argues...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
...) and the anonymous Life and Memoirs of Mr. Ephraim Tristram Bates (1756), as well as such experimental autobiographies as An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian (1740), and Cibber’s daughter’s A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Char- lotte Charke (1755). Such an approach does not deny Sterne’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... by the ironies of Swift and Mandeville, the posturing of Colley Cibber, the caricatures of Hogarth, and the comic indirections of Gay and Fielding before they could begin to savor the obliqueness and hyperbole, the parodies and stud- ied incongruities, the wordplay, and the general irreverence...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
... absolutism. As works such as Alok Yadav’s Before the Empire of English (2004) and Linda Colley’s Captives (2002) remind us, the English were very aware of their “provinciality” in relation to Europe and even parts of Asia and Africa in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, and this raises...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): 19–31.
Published: 01 April 2001
... of the Managers, than becomes me to enlarge upon” (An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, ed. B. R. S. Fone [Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan, 1968], p. 293). Theophilus Cibber writes that the parts of Tom and Phillis were not in the original script and that “The comedy...