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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Yael Shapira This essay considers the limited presence of the dead body in Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto . The near absence of gory death from the novella is striking, given both its intensive borrowing from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and its status as the founding work of the Gothic tradition...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... famous theatri- cal portraits of the century, such as Benjamin Wilson’s Garrick as Hamlet, Thomas Lawrence’s Kemble as Coriolanus, or Joshua Reynolds’s Mrs. Siddons as the Tragic Muse, sought to capture the “genius” of the actor as embodied in the minutest gesture and expression. For instance...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., pithy, “best of” composite. Hamlet and King Lear are especially susceptible to these mergers, editors unable to resist the allure of, and unable to choose between, well-worn snippets pertaining to popular topics. Hamlet, for example, is obviously replete with sentiments touching on the theme...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 216–220.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the plays Garrick reworked, moving chronologically from his early career (Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet), through the middle years (Florizel and Perdita, Antony and Cleopatra), and then to some of his final works King( Lear, Hamlet). At times she overstates Garrick’s influence by neglecting the writers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and Georgian-Era Performance Terry F. Robinson University of Toronto Veluti in Speculum. —“As in a Mirror.” Inscribed on the entablature above Covent Garden Theatre’s proscenium arch (1808). Ever since Hamlet’s legendary directorial debut, dramatic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and recorded by the editor, and some of the commentary takes the form of a reconstruction of perfor- mances by Sheridan and Henderson. We are led through Hamlet to the Ghost, as delivered by Sheridan: Angels and ministers of grace defend us! With a low, solemn, awful voice, as if repeating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (3): 111–114.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., the University of Oxford, scrofula, the waxworks, hangings, songs, laws, recreations, localities, political offices, writers and publishers, the theater, idioms, religious practices and controver- sies, enlightenment philosophy, the Spectator, the textual history of Hamlet, the making of punch...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
...) followed hard upon the heels of Shakespeare’s canonization on the British and American stage. For example, in the mid nineteenth century, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Richard III were each separately “burlesqued.”44 In her turn, Jane Austen at 200 has been transformed into horror fiction and erotica.45...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 January 2006
... Shakespeare, William. Hamlet, ed. Constance Jordan. Longman Cultural Editions, ed. Susan J. Wolfson (New York: Pearson Longman, 2005). Pp. 288. $8 paper. ISBN 0-321-31729-7 Siena, Kevin P. Venereal Disease, Hospitals, and the Urban Poor: London’s “Foul Wards,” 1600 – 1800. Rochester...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., Young Hamlet once, to Nature lost, Behold, oh horrible! my Father’s Ghost, With grisly beard — ​pale cheek — ​stalk up and down, And he, the Royal Dane, want half a crown? (ll. 31 – ​34) Intimating his own advancing years, the prologue’s language juxtaposes the image of his formerly...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., in fine, from the arch of their eyebrows to the shuffle of their shoes” (293). 17.  James uses “chill” recurrently: see SP, 110, 166, 172, 210, 225, 262, 306. 18.  Of more things in heaven and earth, one might say, than are dreamt of in their philosophy: the Hamlet allusion occurs...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2005) 29 (2): 91–107.
Published: 01 April 2005
... in the arts can best be seen in his meditative, loco-descriptive poem, “Mount Pleasant,” written at the age of nineteen, but not published until 1777, which uses the prospect of his native hamlet on an eminence above the fast-growing port in order to off er a critique of commerce, luxury, and the slave...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 101–114.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Flut- ter in The Man of Mode, Osric in Hamlet), and for villains (title role in his own version of Richard III, Iago in Othello, Wolsey in Henry VIII). Reflecting this long- standing critical fixation, much of McGirr s chapter is devoted to fops and villains and appreciation of what Cibber does...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 58–77.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Calogerà’s five-year absence was that he had been sentenced to exile from Venice for witchcraft. Stuck in a village in the Veneto, he was unable to pursue his publishing interests. “Persecution has driven me to this godforsaken hamlet,” he wrote in a letter of 1759, “where...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Walter Raleigh, the latter two of whom dither and bicker about what to do. Dangle and Sneer find the court dia- logue laughable and interminable (the characters spend ages, as at the opening of Hamlet, explaining to each other the perilous situation...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 January 2020
...: one thinks of Hamlet or Ambrosio. Or perhaps he replicates the tactics of all surf riders, whose great art is to guide the plank so as always to keep the proper direction on the top of the Swell, & as it alters its diretn, simultaneously daring, intensifying, and forestalling the wave s catastrophe...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... text. In the same way, he feels the pull of the “theoretical” city, like Grand Cairo, or the London that is too large to be comprehended. One instance among many is the story Hester Piozzi relates about Johnson read- ing Hamlet as a child: “He kept on steadily enough, till coming to the Ghost...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 56–78.
Published: 01 January 2022
... readerly response and self-interrogation: It must be so— Plato , thou reason'st well!— Else whence this pleasing hope, this fond desire, This longing after immortality? Or whence this secret dread, and inward horror, Of falling into nought? (V.i.1–5) Often compared in the period to Hamlet's...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 30–53.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... The personal and public col- lide: whatever Zenobia’s religion, that sect will have political prominence. When Zenobia is born, her mother, the Hebrew slave Septimia, kidnaps her with Elkanah’s assistance and takes her to a remote hamlet so that she can be safely brought up in Judaic traditions.20 When...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 58–83.
Published: 01 January 2018
... they think proper to prepare for them: that is, when they have abused and fooled them, as Hamlet says, to the top of their bent, they grow soft and good to them again, on purpose to have it in their power to plague them the more.22 Fielding turns the term from slandering the guest...