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1730–1780 The Trade of Libelling: Fielding, Johnson

Thomas Keymer

in Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198744498
eISBN:
9780191816314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744498.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century cases from Nathaniel Mist and Edmund Curll to John Shebbeare and a printer of Wilkes’s North Briton gave rise to a new satirical trope, frequently found in the 1730–80 period, in ... More


Seneca Censored

Helen Slaney

in The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198736769
eISBN:
9780191800412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736769.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The English theatrical repertoire in the eighteenth century was dominated by plays that appealed to the audience’s sympathies, showing characters experiencing everyday dilemmas rather than debating ... More


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