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Coleridge as Playwright  

George Erving

Print publication date:
Feb 2012
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Dec 2012
This article examines the career of Samuel Taylor Coleridge as a playwright. It suggests that Coleridge's influence as a dramatic critic has overshadowed his reputation as a playwright. ... More

Creating a Public Domain in Eighteenth-Century England  

Simon Stern

The advent of statutory copyright in eighteenth-century England raised questions about ensuring access to the materials that writers need to produce new books. The public domain did not ... More

Early American Drama  

Jason Shaffer

Print publication date:
Mar 2008
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Sep 2012
Drama in early America forms the basis of this article. The phrase “early American drama” is open to different interpretations. A modern theatergoer could be forgiven for assuming ... More

Eighteenth-Century Connoisseurship and the Female Body  

Terry F. Robinson

With the development of connoisseurship in eighteenth-century England came new scrutiny of the female body. This article examines the contemporary intersection between aesthetic ... More

Post Coitum Triste: Elegiac Sexuality in Drama, 1700–1800  

Catherine Burroughs

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article concentrates on elegiac sexuality in the drama of the eighteenth century. While this article is less concerned with ‘sympathy’, ‘sensibility’, and the kind of ‘sentimentality’ ... More

Revolutionary American Drama and Theatre  

Jason Shaffer

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay examines the history of drama and theater during the American Revolution. It suggests that politics dominate the dramatic theme during this period, particularly in such works as ... More

Romanticism and War  

Simon Bainbridge

This article examines the development of scholarship on literary responses to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793–1815. It examines the reasons for the surprising lack of research ... More

Theatre Companies before the Revolution  

Odai Johnson

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay traces the history of the establishment of the British theatre in colonial America. It describes the key figures involved in establishing the theatre in the colonies, including ... More

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