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Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Oskar Cox Jensen, David Kennerley, and Ian Newman


Charles Dibdin (1745–1814) was one of the most popular and influential producers of late Georgian culture. The huge diversity of his work and career defies simple categorization. He was, often at one and the same time, an actor, lyricist, composer, singer-songwriter, comedian, theatre-manager, journalist, and author of novels, historical works, polemical pamphlets, and guides to musical education. Consequently, he is important to many different fields for often quite dissimilar reasons. This means that a sense of his overall accomplishments—never mind the powerful reverberations of his influen ... More

Keywords: Charles Dibdin, song, theatre, London, interdisciplinary, Georgian, solo entertainment, blackface, patriotism, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198812425
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198812425.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oskar Cox Jensen, editor
Leverhulme Fellow, Department of History, Queen Mary University of London

David Kennerley, editor
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Music Department, King's College London

Ian Newman, editor
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Department of English

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