Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole

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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole - Schechter, Joel, Professor, PhD
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Discussing the actor mutiny of 1733, theatre censorship, controversial plays and Fielding's forgery of an actor's biography, the book contends that some subversive Augustan and Georgian artists were early Brechtians. Reconstructions of lost episodes in theatre history include a recounting of Fielding's last days as a stage satirist before his Little Haymarket theatre was closed, Charlotte Charke's performances as Macheath and Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera and the 1740 staging of Jonathan Swift's Polite Conversation on ...

Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole 2018, University of Exeter Press

ISBN-13: 9780859893350

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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole 2016, University of Exeter Press, Exeter

ISBN-13: 9780859899970

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