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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 1–16.
Published: 01 April 2020
... so much of the material provided multifarious access routes to cultural practices, com- munities, spaces, and interpretations.4 For example, theater tickets featur- ing engraved likenesses of actors or theater settings evoking the plays and spaces ticket purchasers would encounter served as entry...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (3): 83–86.
Published: 01 September 2015
...,” an honorific that he insisted upon). The theatergoing audience in London— and that may have meant almost all the aristocracy, gentry and tradespeople, and their servants, in the capital with a bit of spare cash for a ticket—would have known exactly whom the Universal Spectator was referring to. In 1734...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 55–84.
Published: 01 September 2013
... fund, this passage finds that both actors and managers are complicit in multiple levels of financial and ethical abuse. Foote first equates the fund with a legalized, quasi-governmental entitlement, and then categorizes box office ticket sales not as economic exchanges, but rather as acts...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 87–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...). Developing an analogy from the psychology of gambling, Molesworth finds that narrative, by its very nature, resembles and feeds the narcissistic fantasies at work in both paranoia and Freudian family romance. Just as those who, knowing the odds are against them, still buy lottery tickets, justifying...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 84–101.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the actual lord chancellor, invisible to him but visible to the audience of counsels. So placed it becomes a satire of the legal profession, indeed, of the commissioners of the painting. (The subscription ticket, a Rembrandt parody in which Felix’s 86 Eighteenth-Century Life discomfort becomes...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
... private museum, which boasted in the s “the most capital part of the curiosities brought over by the Resolution and Discov- ery,” and to which Frances and other relatives seem to have acquired season tickets.20 As the wealthy patrons of his father and sister, Hester and Henry Thrale also...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2014
... famous 1784 portrait in the guise of the Tragic Muse hung in a place of honor beside Reynolds’s massive depiction of George III. Austen’s visit was under some- what less glamorous circumstances that more closely replicated the expe- rience of most visitors, who purchased tickets and flocked...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2006) 30 (2): 74–97.
Published: 01 April 2006
... balloon caught ﬁ re during a combined balloon launch and ﬁ rework show. This disaster resulted in a ban on aeronautic ﬁ reworks.48 Other forms of entertainment were also linked to ﬁ reworks. In 1788 the Ruggieris sold tickets to a series of experiments on incombustible clothes invented...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 1–35.
Published: 01 April 2016
... eager to pur- chase prints and books. A “Shakespeare Lottery” ticket is a rare survivor from the gallery’s dissolution in 1805.28 As modern curators, we are lucky to live in a digital age that allows us to create virtual versions of the performative past alongside its extant rem- nants...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (2): 82–92.
Published: 01 April 2021
... if the request is sometimes inconvenient (7, 12, 53). The queen makes it up to her lady helper (who also provided yards of garlands to decorate the newly renovated house) by offering tickets for next- day viewings and gifts of gowns and silks on various occasions (11, 135, 144), a polite trade- off...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 January 2022
... for tickets in advance, were admitted in groups of no more than four, and were “desired not to bring children.” The owners of Stowe or Stourhead or the like could have allowed for open access and free wandering amidst their vast estate, but they instead designed more of a delimited, controlled, rule-bound...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 89–102.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., particularly previously unheard stories about famous personages, was as good as a meal ticket. Anecdotes in their unpublished state conveyed status, since the storyteller was a either a witness or had access to someone in the notable’s circle. Unpublished anecdotes were closely bound to social networks...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 49–66.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Life Expression in Edinburgh, its illustrations of madness are based on a visit to the London Bethlem, which until 1770 was open to any member of the public for a fee; and after that date admission was by a ticket issued by the governor— as later in Glasgow or Dundee— and accompanied tours were...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...” that was featured on the subscription tickets for Paul and Thomas Sandby's Six London Views (1766–68)—offered “paper landscapes” and “paper monuments” as models that, their proposers knew, were unlikely ever to become buildings (366, 392). Though they might be read as “extravagant and visionary,” as Gwynn himself...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (1): 168–187.
Published: 01 January 2011
... ticket sales, subscriptions, and exhibition Aerial Letters and Eighteenth-Century Ballooning 1 7 5 fees contributed, most aeronauts struggled to cover costs. Lunardi’s ascent was conducted against a background of danger. His apparatus was poten- tially perilous, and the watching...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
... should be noted, however.19 The £rst, replete with “painful embarrassment & dis- turbance” (CJL, took place in March at one of the performances of the Lenten oratorios of the Concerts of Antient Music to which the king had given Burney a ticket. Not only was George’s look “so animated—so...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (1): 24–45.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Postillions that drove me, talk of their Cavalry . . . the turnpikes seem’d converted into Redoubts, and the Dogs demand the Counter Sign from my Servants instead of their Tickets— then when I got to Maidstone I found the very Waiters had a Smattering of Tactics, for enquiring...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
... at a coronation the organist for the Chapel Royal was allowed to sell tick- ets for places in a specially constructed organ loft, a perquisite Purcell had enjoyed under the Stuarts. At William III’s coronation, Purcell was ordered to redistribute the money from ticket sales...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in a text, but it is also similar to being trapped on a freeway miles from the nearest exit, or trapped on the phone listening to endless options when trying to buy tickets or pay bills. Johnson understands that as the modes of delivery of fiction become more powerful, people may be even more...
Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 138–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
... Abington are among those who invent a new kind of labor and identity for women. They often served as their own agents, both formally and informally, in managing their condi- tions of employment, salaries and benefits, sales of tickets, assignment of roles, and costuming. In the first century...