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The Mighty Mother

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that while literary paternity has been understood in historical terms as set of relationships between real men, literary maternity has been imagined in mythical terms, its common ... More


The Adventure Chronotope and the Oriental Xenotrope: Galland, Sheridan, and Joyce Domesticate The Arabian Nights

Srinivas Aravamudan

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This article focuses on structuralist and narratological criticism of Oriental adventure to extend our understanding of the reception history of The Arabian Nights in a European context. Using ... More


What Is the People?: Rome on the Romantic Stage after Kemble

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Framed by questions of popular participation in politics and the problem of public opinion, this chapter considers Roman themes on the London stage after Waterloo and Kemble's retirement. ... More


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

David Francis Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642847
eISBN:
9780191738869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642847.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

Richard Brinsley Sheridan is best known as the author of two of the English stage’s most popular comedies, The Rivals and The School for Scandal. In his own lifetime, however, Sheridan was as ... More


Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

David Ayers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution examines responses to the Russian Revolution and the formation of the League of Nations in literature and journalism in the years following ... More


Prologue: ‘The Atlas of the Stage and State’

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/9780199642847.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This introduction provides a broad overview of the primary argument and major themes of the book. It offers a critique of the bifurcation of theatrical and political activities that has long been a ... More


First Principles: The American War and the ‘Playwright Patriot’

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/9780199642847.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter affirms the degree of Sheridan’s engagement with contemporary politics well before he entered the House of Commons in 1780. The first section, drawing upon unpublished manuscript ... More


‘Gross Deceptions’: Newspapers, Theatre, and the Propaganda War

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/9780199642847.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter considers the way in which both Sheridan’s writing for and editorship of the opposition newspaper The Englishman (March–June 1779) and his metatheatrical comedy The Critic (October 1779) ... More


Tyranny in India: or, Britain’s Character Lost. A Tragedy

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/9780199642847.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter offers a detailed examination of Sheridan’s much-celebrated speeches during the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former governor general of India, in 1787–8. It begins by reading the ... More


‘Hear Me!’: Pizarro and the Politics of Silence

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/9780199642847.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

Building on the preceding chapter’s discussion of the trial of Warren Hastings, this chapter turns to Sheridan’s phenomenally successful tragedy Pizarro (May 1799), a loose adaptation of a German ... More


‘Systems of Terror’: The Scenography of Incarceration

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/9780199642847.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

The final chapter looks at the relationship between, on the one hand, scenes of imprisonment in new Gothic dramas staged at Drury Lane in the 1790s and, on the other, the images of incarceration ... More


Epilogue: ‘Sherry Andrews’ and the Antitheatricality of Politics

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/9780199642847.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

In this conclusion, I use graphic satires by the likes of James Gillray, Isaac Cruikshank, and William Dent as a means of both reaffirming and problematizing Sheridan’s ‘theatrical politics’. ... More


Sensational Stalwarts: Irish Victorian Novelists in Mid‐Century

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

J. S. LeFanu was a leading member of the novelists of sensation in the 1860s, who included Charlotte Riddell and Frances Browne. Irish writers wrote other sorts of novels, too, sometimes in ... More


‘Look homeward Angel now’: Prospects and Fears in 1798

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

During the invasion crisis of the spring of 1798 Britain's ‘one common life’ was under threat. Pamphlets instructed the populace on how to organise themselves to confront both revolution abroad and ... More


The Betrayal of the Apaches

Odie B. Faul

in The Geronimo Campaign

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083514
eISBN:
9780199854141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083514.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The key phrase in Miles's telegram to his commanding general was “it should be done peaceably if possible.” For a large military force suddenly to appear at San Carlos and Fort Apache and to begin ... More


Grant and Hepburn

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ working relationship with Carey Grant and Katharine Hepburn. He talks about his penchant for making the woman character the dominant figure in romantic relationships on ... More


Gillray in the Gallery

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

Focusing on the work of James Gillray, this chapter discusses representations of Parliament and parliamentary speaking in eighteenth-century visual culture. It opens with comment on honorific ... More


Archaeological Survey of Two Civil War Battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Robert L. Jolley

in From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia played a key role in the military actions in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War. Recently, historical research and an archaeological survey were conducted at the ... More


Introducing Thomas Harris

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/9781526129123.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an overview of the multi-faceted life of Thomas Harris and its cultural importance. Harris was the owner and manager of Covent Garden theatre for nearly five decades, a confidant ... More


Clare Sheridan: A Sculptor in the Kremlin

David Ayers

in Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the visit to Moscow of the sculptor Clare Sheridan, cousin of Winston Churchill, who caused a scandal when she accepted an invitation to the Kremlin to create busts of the ... More


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