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The birth of modern theatre : rivalry, riots, and romance in the age of Garrick / Norman S. Poser.

The birth of modern theatre.

  • Author

    Poser, Norman S.

  • Date published

    2019

  • Publisher

    London ; New York, NY : Routledge, [2019]

  • Subject

    Garrick, David, 1717-1779.

    Theater England London History 18th century

  • Accession number

    83430119

  • Class

    83.6 Garrick/POS

  • ISBN

    9781138888475

  • Physical description

    xv, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Contents: Dawn of an era -- Garrick in love -- The cultural context -- The licensing act -- The actors' strike -- An Irish interlude -- A visit to the theater -- A community of friends and rivals -- Garrick on-stage -- The actor as celebrity -- Garrick rules at Drury Lane -- Shakespeare mania -- The English Aristophanes -- Foote and the dangerous duchess -- A turbulent spirit -- The Macbeth riots -- End of an era.