The Drama's Patrons: A Study of the Eighteenth-Century London Audience

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The drama's laws, the drama's patrons give, For we that live to please, must please to live. --Samuel Johnson, 1747 Democratic ferment, responsible for political explosions in the seventeenth century and expanded power in the eighteenth, affected all phases of English life. The theatre reflected these forces in the content of the plays of the period and in an increased awareness among playgoers that the theatre "must please to live." Drawing from a wealth of amusing and informative contemporary accounts, Leo ...

The Drama's Patrons: A Study of the Eighteenth-Century London Audience 2011, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292741171

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The Drama's Patrons: A Study of the Eighteenth-Century London Audience 1971, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292700918

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