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Rehearsal in Garrick’s Theatre—and Later

Tiffany Stern

in Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229727
eISBN:
9780191696367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229727.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter investigates the ‘new’ acting David Garrick helped to establish, and the ‘old’ ways of rehearsing he continued to favour. Production from casting to textual alteration is studied; ... More


Embodying the Author

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter examines a series of conflicting attempts to embody Shakespeare's authorial persona between the 1730s and the 1760s, looking first at the different interests which converge on the ... 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


Nationalizing the Corpus

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This chapter considers the covert rewriting of the national past in which David Garrick's own adaptations participate, examining the mid-18th century's preferred stage versions of, in particular, The ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... 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 Mirror Up to Nature: Hamlet in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

David Bevington

in Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599103
eISBN:
9780191731501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599103.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hamlet fared well on stage in the 17th and 18th centuries, as interpreted by William Davenant, Thomas Betterton, and David Garrick; though Garrick disastrously altered the text to ... More


Conclusion

Michael Dobson

in The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660-1769

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183235
eISBN:
9780191673979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183235.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Poetry

This concluding chapter focuses on the Stratford Jubilee, which not only marks a convenient end-point to the history of Shakespeare's accession to pre-eminence in English literary culture, but in a ... More


Theatrical, Periodical, Authorial: Frances Brooke’s Old Maid (1755–1756)

Manushag N. Powell

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Manushag Powell revisits Frances Brooke’s Old Maid (1755-6) to highlight its understudied interest in theatrical performance and criticism. Brooke’s interest in the drama was lifelong, encompassing ... More


An Appeal to the Higher Ranks of Society

Hannah More

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0052
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Hannah More's Thoughts on the Importance of the Manners of the Great to General Society (1788). Although born in relative poverty, More ascended to a position ... More


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