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Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

David Worrall


This book argues that Romantic period drama for the stage is a neglected field of study. Looking beyond the Royal Theatres of Covent Garden and Drury Lane, it traces the link between networks of plebeian activism linked not only to theatricality, but also to specific ideologies around Freemasonry, radicalism, and attempts to avoid censorship. The role of the Lord Chamberlain and his Examiner of Plays is treated in detail. Drawing mainly on primary sources (including manuscripts) from the National Archives, Huntington Library, Folger and British Library, it documents the popular politicization ... More

Keywords: censorship, theatricality, romanticism, subcultures, paedophilic, radicalism, Lord Chamberlain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Worrall, author
Professor of English Literature, The Nottingham Trent University
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