- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- List of Tables
- I Perspectives
- 1 Introduction: Theatre, Theatricality, and Disorder
- 2 The Great OP War
- II Contexts
- 3 Theatre, Culture, and Society
- 4 Theatre and the Constitution
- 5 Theatre, the Politicians, and the Press
- 6 Theatre and Popular Politics
- III <i>Mirrors</i>
- 7 Who Were the OPs?
- 8 Audiences as Actors
- 9 John Bull in Covent Garden
- 10 Repertoires and Riots
- 11 Conclusion
- Appendix I Literature as Palimpsest
- Appendix II Satires and Society
- Select Bibliography
- (p.1) Prologue
- Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London
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This chapter discusses the meanings of the last great theatre riot in the history of England. Brief summaries of the discussions in the following chapters are also included in the chapter. Several terms related to the subject of theatre are mentioned, including ‘middle ranks’ and ‘working class’.
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