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The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance
The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance brings together a selection of particularly memorable performances, beginning with Nell Gwyn in a 1668 staging of Secret Love, and moving chronologically towards the final performance of John Philip Kemble's controversial adaptation of Thomas Otway's Venice Presever'd in October 1795.
This volume contains a wealth of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews, portraits, advertisements, and cast lists. By privileging event over publication, this collection aims to encourage an understanding of performance that emphasizes the immediacy - and changeability - of the theatrical repertoire during the long eighteenth century.
Offering an invaluable insight into the performance culture of the time, The Routledge Anthology of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Performance is a unique, much-needed resource for students of theatre.
Daniel O'Quinn is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, Canada. Kristina Straub is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Misty G. Anderson is Lindsay Young Professor of English and Joint Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA.