The Dublin stage, 1720-1745 : a calendar of plays, entertainments, and afterpieces /
John C. Greene and Gladys L.H. Clark.
Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1993.
473 p.
093422322X (alk. paper)
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Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1993.
093422322X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-11:
A documentary history of Dublin theaters from 1720 to 1745, a period important for theater in Dublin. Dublin at that time took its theatrical standards from London and in turn made its own contribution to the tradition of comedy on the English stage. Some of the people who contributed to this tradition are featured in this work--e.g., William Congreve, George Farquhar, and the actress Peg Woffington. The compilers have wisely modeled their work on that great compilation The London Stage 1660-1800 (11v., 1960-68). Their comprehensive introduction introduces the playhouses, the season, benefit and command performances, actors, costume, scenery, and music. The entries are organized by theatrical season with a day-by-day listing of plans, actors, afterpieces, dancers, and other entertainments. Each entry offers contemporary commentary, financial information, and, where feasible, locations of rare texts. There are several indexes: Stage Personnel, Author-Play, Main-and Afterpieces, as well as a General Index. A well-organized, well-conceived, and well-executed work of reference that will be of great interest to Irish and British theater historians. M. J. Durkan; Swarthmore College
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This book is a comprehensive, documentary history of the theaters of Dublin, Ireland, between 1720 and 1745. A seasonal calendar furnishes a day-by-day account of the plays, afterpieces, dances, and other entertainments as well as cast lists and pertinent commentary.

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