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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


Social Prestige and Clubbability

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Government was not the only source of honours. Equally welcome, and for some writers more welcome — were honorary degrees from universities — Oxford and Cambridge especially— and freedoms of towns ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Gilding the Guild

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces Benjamin Kaye, a lawyer and Akron Club member who dabbled in show business; in fact, he had written a song called “Prisms, Plums And Prunes” for Up Stage and Down, six years ... More


More Gaieties

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Although it meant working for the first time away from Herbert Fields, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart accepted a new commission and made arrangements to go to London as soon as they were finished ... More


Early Works (1924–1929)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter presents an overview of the music Blitzstein wrote from 1924-1929, years of early maturity. This body of work includes settings of poetry by A. E. Housman and Walt Whitman; a score to ... 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


The Breakthrough in Revue: The Garrick Gaieties (1925, 1926) and Fifth Avenue Follies (1926)

Dominic Symonds

in We’ll Have Manhattan: The Early Work of Rodgers & Hart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199929481
eISBN:
9780190216870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929481.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Rodgers and Hart’s first big break came from a junior wing of the Theatre Guild producing the Garrick Gaieties (1925). This offered the boys a chance to try writing for revue. This chapter considers ... More


Guadagni the Actor

Patricia Howard

in The Modern Castrato: Gaetano Guadagni and the Coming of a New Operatic Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199365203
eISBN:
9780199374687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199365203.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter examines the consequences of Guadagni’s exposure in London to three of the finest actors of the century, and argues that Guadagni must have been at least as indebted to Pertici and ... More


Shakespeare Afoot

John Kerrigan

in Shakespeare's Originality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793755
eISBN:
9780191835681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793755.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

That Shakespeare adds a limp to the received characterization of Richard III is only the most conspicuous instance of his interest in how actors walked, ran, danced, and wandered. His attention to ... More


Performing

Emma Smith

in Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198754367
eISBN:
9780191844416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From the very beginning the First Folio has had connections with theatre. Early annotations attentive to stage directions and to appropriate speakers show readers thinking theatrically. Later ... More


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