Theatre and Governance in Britain, 1500-1900: Democracy, Disorder and the State

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This book begins with a simple observation - that just as the theatre resurfaced during the late Renaissance, so too government as we understand it today also began to appear. Their mutually entwining history was to have a profound influence on the development of the modern British stage. This volume proposes a new reading of theatre's relation to the public sphere. Employing a series of historical case studies drawn from the London theatre, Tony Fisher shows why the stage was of such great concern to government by offering ...

Theatre and Governance in Britain, 1500-1900: Democracy, Disorder and the State 2017, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107182158

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