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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 69–82.
Published: 01 April 2002
... Ceremonies and Theatrical Performances Christel Stalpaert University of Ghent When Emperor Charles VI died on 29 October 1740, via the Pragmatic Sanction he had secured recognition of his daughter Marie-Theresia’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 131–136.
Published: 01 January 2019
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 54–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
... culture of theatrical celebrity. While paintings and engraved prints of actors mostly peddled a mode of celebrity that was sustained by audience applause within the theater walls, Bell’s illustrations created a parallel visibility for the performers outside the theater, which was only tenuously and...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Terry F. Robinson This essay explores the impact of mirrors on Georgian-era theatrical and social performance. It suggests that looking glasses—as they burgeoned in eighteenth-century playhouses, offstage, onstage, and backstage—provided key sites for actors and audiences to engage with both the...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Lane Theatrical Fund. By negotiating what I call the “philanthropic triad,” or the contradictory roles of beggar, miser, and benefactor, Garrick constructed his paternal benefaction along a public axis that promoted him as a “father and guardian” of the English stage and its actors. By contrast...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Dianne Dugaw This essay considers our response to printed ephemera, analyzing British examples of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, specifically elegies, broadside ballads, and the life story and advertised theatrical performing of the eighteenth-century female soldier Hannah Snell, using...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (1): 101–104.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Amanda Lahikainen Trévien Claire . Satire, Prints, and Theatricality in the French Revolution ( Oxford : Voltaire Foundation , 2016 ). Pp. xix + 254 . $82 Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 R e v i e w E s s a y Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 45, Number 1...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (3): 115–126.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Jeremy W. Webster Mark S. Dawson. Gentility and the Comic Theatre of Late Stuart London (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2005). Pp. 300. $85. 10 ills. ISBN 0-521-84899-1 Daniel O'Quinn. Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770-1800 . (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ., 2005...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
... in his first marriage, to the actress Jane Johnson (1704 – 33), were notorious within the theatrical community. In addition, weighed down with debt, he was in a poor position to provide 42 Eighteenth-Century Life the maintenance that Margaret Hunt has described as the second principle of...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 January 2012
... questions about seeing and knowing” (22). He does not intend to provide scholarship on theater, but instead uses theatrical devices, texts, and settings to set up a cul- Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 36, Number 1, Winter 2012  doi 10.1215/00982601-1457147...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 January 2002
... world of the theatre and assesses the value (or lack of value) in theatrical responses to the invasion scare. Like The Camp, the play mocks those who wished to be eager spectators but wished to avoid unpleasant realities. The play opens with the bickering...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 108–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... almost obsessed in representing, especially in their public and, it was often charged, theatrical demonstrations of belief, namely conversion, effusive preaching, and passionate hymn-singing. According to Anderson, Methodist theology and spirituality worked “to place the contingent, open-ended idea...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (1): 112–114.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., techniques he develops initially in his classical dramas (Egmont, Tasso, Iphigenia in Tauris), extends in Faust in connection with his scientific epistemology, and adapts narratively in his novel Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. Brown draws her term allegory from a theatrical tra- dition reaching...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 44–47.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., makes an important contribution to our understanding of eighteenth-century constructions of emotion, theatricality, and civility. Goring finds amid “the scattered fragments of the post-humanist and post-structuralist subject,” as conceptualized by Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, an...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Richard Ligon’sA True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes (1657). Felsenstein excels in assessing the theatrical and cultural importance of George Colman the Younger’s popu- lar and long-lived comic opera Inkle and Yarico (1787), which Thelwall claimed was plagiarized from his farce...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 January 2003
.... Most obviously, Rousseau’s declared distaste for the theatrical arts stands in stark contrast to his own creative and liter- ary endeavors, a fact not lost on critics who saw flat-out hypocrisy in the author of the Discours sur les sciences et les arts at once indulging...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (1): 179–196.
Published: 01 January 2017
... collections also aimed to shape the for- mation of literary taste, and to provide appropriate models of social perfor- mance. Some of them aimed to teach their readers to imitate the dramatic celebrities of the day, whilst others roundly rejected theatrical models in favor of instruction in polite...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 81–86.
Published: 01 April 2015
... on that, other than to deplore his deplorable fiscal habits. The best of the current work on Sheridan rejects these separations out- right. As David Taylor demonstrates quite powerfully in his new book, there was a “complex overlap of theatrical and parliamentary-political cultures...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
...Felicity Nussbaum Duke University Press 2008 R “Real, Beautiful Women”: Actresses and The Rival Queens Felicity Nussbaum University of California, Los Angeles “Theatrical revolutions are as...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 2015
... theatrical repertoire through to the late eighteenth century, most did not survive longer; few have had modern editions, and with a small number of heroic exceptions—notably Robert D. Hume’s Henry Field- ing and the London Theatre, 1728-1737 (1988), rightly much-cited here—there has been little...