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Lucretia Bradshaw: Recovering a Wife and a Life

Anna Marie Roos

in Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198830061
eISBN:
9780191868528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830061.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Chapter three reconstructs the enigmatic life and career of Folkes’s wife, the actress Lucretia Bradshaw whose glittering Drury Lane career ended in tragedy; she was eventually confined to a Chelsea ... More


Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Fabrizio Della Seta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera often seems to arouse either irrational enthusiasm or visceral dislike. Such madness, as Goethe wrote, is indispensable in all theater, and yet in practice, sentiment and passion must be ... More


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