Theatres of opposition : empire, revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan
This is first full-length study to consider Richard Brinsley Sheridan's theatrical and political commitments side by side. It offers a challenging new take on a misunderstood writer and presents important new insights into the relationship between theatre and parliament in the eighteenth century.
Print Book, English, 2012
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012
xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue : 'The atlas of the stage and state'
Representing (mis)representation. First principles : the American war and the 'playwright patriot' ; 'Gross deceptions' : newspapers, theatre, and the propaganda war
Rhetorics of atrocity. Tyranny in India, or, Britain's character lost : a tragedy ; 'Hear me!' : Pizarro and the politics of silence
Revolutionary stage effects. Managing performance : state, spectacle, spectators ; 'Systems of terror' : the scenography of incarceration
Epilogue : 'Sherry Andrews' and the antitheatricality of politics