Facsimile of The Theatric Tourist, 1805

Author: Iain MacKintosh

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 72

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In the early nineteenth-century, James Winston—actor, theater manager, author, obsessive collector of theater ephemera, and artist—traveled throughout Britain making sketches of nearly 300 theatres and recording their most intricate details. Published in a deluxe edition two centuries ago, The Theatric Tourist has before now never been reprinted—though most copies have either disappeared or have been broken for the remarkable hand-colored plates found within. This remarkable piece of social and theatrical history is presented by the British Library and the Society for Theatre Research in a superb facsimile edition, which includes both Winston’s original text and his 24 stunning illustrations—presenting many of the long-since vanished playhouses of late Georgian England. A collector’s item for any cultural historian or theater buff, The Theatric Tourist is an invaluable piece of social history and a unique record of the buildings, players, and atmosphere of a time gone by.

Staging the Peninsular War

English Theatres 1807-1815

Author: Susan Valladares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317050711

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

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From Napoleon's invasion of Portugal in 1807 to his final defeat at Waterloo, the English theatres played a crucial role in the mediation of the Peninsular campaign. In the first in-depth study of English theatre during the Peninsular War, Susan Valladares contextualizes the theatrical treatment of the war within the larger political and ideological axes of Romantic performance. Exploring the role of spectacle in the mediation of war and the links between theatrical productions and print culture, she argues that the popularity of theatre-going and the improvisation and topicality unique to dramatic performance make the theatre an ideal lens for studying the construction of the Peninsular War in the public domain. Without simplifying the complex issues involved in the study of citizenship, communal identities, and ideological investments, Valladares recovers a wartime theatre that helped celebrate military engagements, reform political sympathies, and register the public’s complex relationship with Britain’s military campaign in the Iberian Peninsula. From its nuanced reading of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's Pizarro (1799), to its accounts of wartime productions of Shakespeare, description of performances at the minor theatres, and detailed case study of dramatic culture in Bristol, Valladares’s book reveals how theatrical entertainments reflected and helped shape public feeling on the Peninsular campaign.

The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: David Duff

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199660891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 816

View: 3043

This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of British Romantic literature and an authoritative guide to all aspects of the movement including its historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and its connections with the literature and thought of other countries. All the major Romantic writers are covered alongside lesser known writers.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241349656

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 5002

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this beautiful country. Visit Vienna's many art galleries and museums, admire Baroque architecture in Salzburg, hike along mountain paths in Tyrol or discover the enchanting town of Hallstatt: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Austria with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria: - Over 25 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Austria, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show the inside of icons such as the world-renowned Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna's sprawling Hofburg palace complex, Salzburg's impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress and more - Colour photographs of Austria's historic cities, pretty towns, impressive architecture, beautiful alpine scenery and more - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about the country's fascinating history and culture, diverse landscapes including the formation of the alps, flora and fauna, musical heritage, world-famous artwork, action-packed festivals, delicious cuisine and Viennese desserts, traditional cafes, as well as outdoor activities including skiing and hiking - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Vienna; Lower Austria and Burgenland; Styria, Upper Austria, Salzburger Land; Tyrol and Vorarlberg; Carinthia and East Tyrol - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Austria is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Austria. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Planning a city break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vienna. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

Catalogue of the Valuable Library and Collections of Engraved & Other Portraits, and Autograph Letters, the Property of the Well-known Amateur William Wright

Which Will be Sold by Auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ... Monday, the 12th Day of June, 1899 ...

Author: Esq. William Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 196

View: 5620


Catalogue

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

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Report

Author: Birmingham Public Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Annual Report

Author: Birmingham Public Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Book-prices Current

A Record of Prices at which Books Have Been Sold at Auction

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anonyms and pseudonyms

Page: N.A

View: 1365


Catalogue

Author: Liverpool (England). Public Libraries, Museums, and Art Gallery. Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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Book Auction Records

Author: Frank Karslake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 1269

A priced and annotated annual record of London, New York, Montreal, Melbourne, Edinburgh and Glasgow book-auctions.