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Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Marc Baer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In September 1809, during the opening night of Macbeth at the newly rebuilt Covent Garden theatre, the audience rioted over the rise in ticket prices. Disturbances took place on a further sixty-six ... More


The Great OP War

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses a narration of the last great theatre riot in England, which includes the improvements to the new theatre that was built in response to the complaints of the Covent Garden ... More


John Bull in Covent Garden

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the role of theatre in helping shape and sustain English nationalism, and contains an analysis of how concerns about patriotism or the English identity influenced the disorder ... More


Epilogue

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses briefly what happened to the OPs who participated in the 1809 theatre riot. Other notable individuals linked to this incident are also discussed in this chapter in passing. The ... More


Theatrical Jonson

Tom Lockwood

in Ben Jonson in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280780
eISBN:
9780191712890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter locates Jonson in the context of the recent return of critical interest in the Romantic theatre, and argues that his plays, long thought to have left the stage with the retirement of ... More


The Garrick Years 1774–1779

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between 1774 and his death in 1779, Hannah More was a close friend of David Garrick and his wife, Eva Marie Veigel, and her account of his retirement from the stage in the same year is one of the ... More


Thomas 'Jupiter' Harris: Spinning dark intrigue at Covent Garden theatre, 1767-1820

Warren Oakley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first biography of Thomas Harris (1738-1820). Until now, little has been known about his life. He was most visible as the man who controlled Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, ... More


Riotous Assemblies: the Army and Navy in the Theatre

GILLIAN RUSSELL

in The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society 1793-1815

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122630
eISBN:
9780191671500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122630.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

John Philip Kemble, the manager-proprietor of the Covent Garden Theatre, made plans to rebuild the theatre after it had been destroyed by fire. These plans included the staging of a public ceremonial ... More


Religion, politics and society in revolutionary Westminster

J.F. Merritt

in Westminster 1640–60: A royal city in a time of revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719090400
eISBN:
9781781707036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090400.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the extraordinary diversity of religious life in Westminster in these decades. While nationally famous puritan preachers performed in Westminster’s many fashionable pulpits (eg. ... More


The Transitional Decade I: Competition, 1732–7

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines George Frideric Handel's career as the general manager of The King's Theatre, where he made his first attempts at transition from writing Italian opera to English oratorio. ... More


Introduction

Emma Sutton

in Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748637874
eISBN:
9780748695270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637874.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Introduction provides a summary of Woolf’s musical education, and of her adult musical activities, including her frequent attendance at Covent Garden and private concerts, her membership of the ... More


The Transitional Decade II: Confusion, 1737–41

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers George Frideric Handel's career after the famous Covent Garden programme where he stood triumphant against the Opera of the Nobility. The period 1737–41 saw Handel switching ... More


Youths About London 1811–1818

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

George joins Abbey's tea brokerage in the counting house. John, after a surgeon's apprenticeship in Edmonton, moves to London to attend Guy's Hospital training. The boys live in Cockney Cheapside, ... More


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