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Theatre and Popular Politics

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/9780198112501.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the issue of influence. Several contemporaries believed that the Old Price riots were actually the work of local radicals. The concept of the Old Price disorder is introduced ... More


Theatre, the Politicians, and the Press

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/9780198112501.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides an examination of high politics, as well as the connections with national and local governmental authorities and the London press. It can be said that a close connection between ... More


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


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


When sorrows come, they come not single spies

Warren Oakley

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129123
eISBN:
9781526139009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129123.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter recounts the destruction of Covent Garden theatre by fire in 1808. In piecing together this event, it explores Harris’s potential complicity in the fire; his attempts to finance the ... More


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