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Drury Lane

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which was where Byron worked from 1815 to 1816. The chapter also includes a recollection of the theatre's burning in 1809 and its subsequent ... More


Managing Performance: State, Spectacle, Spectators

David Francis Taylor

in Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642847
eISBN:
9780191738869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642847.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on the 1790s, the period of Sheridan’s support for the French Revolution and increasingly vocal criticisms of the government’s curtailment of civil liberties, and considers the ... More


Rehearsal in Cibber’s Theatre

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/9780199229727.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes eighteenth-century theatrical innovation. Colley Gibber, actor and manager of Drury Lane Theatre is the focus of this chapter, with instances from other theatres brought in ... More


Hill and the London Stage, 1731–1736

CHRISTINE GERRARD

in Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Aaron Hill and his role in the London Stage from 1731 to 1736. By early 1732, Hill was so absorbed by the latest events in the London theatre world that he may scarcely have ... More


Byron's Historical Dramas

Richard Lansdown

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron's poetic reputation was established in his comic epic Don Juan and its cognates Beppo and The Vision of Judgment. Poems lying outside this group are still regarded with some uncertainty. This ... 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


Vice Queen of Ireland: Elizabeth Cary of Drury Lane, c.1585–1639

David Wallace

in Strong Women: Life, Text, and Territory 1347–1645

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199541713
eISBN:
9780191730924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541713.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Elizabeth Tanfield grew up Protestant in Burford Priory in a building that once housed Augustinian monks; she married Sir Henry Cary in 1602. Having written her Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of ... More


Featuring Robeson: 1928–1940

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Paul Robeson played Joe for just over a decade, appearing in the first London production in 1928, the 1932 Broadway revival, the 1936 Universal Pictures film, and a 1940 Los Angeles production. All ... More


Drury Lane imperialism

Jeffrey Richards

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyses in detail the nature of the imperialism to be found in the annual autumn melodrama and Christmas pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, during the regime of the impresario ... More


Drury Lane, 1800

Rohan McWilliam

in London’s West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800–1914

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198823414
eISBN:
9780191862120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823414.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter sets the scene for the transformation of the West End in the nineteenth century. It commences with the attempted assassination of George III at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. This event ... More


A race outcast from an outcast class: Claude McKay’s experience and analysis of Britain

Winston James

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Claude McKay ended his days hating England and the civilisation it represented. McKay journeyed from New York after an absence of more than seven years from his native Jamaica. He was the first ... 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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