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The control and censorship of Caroline drama [electronic resource] : the records of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, 1623-73 /
edited, with an introduction by N.W. Bawcutt.
imprint
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
description
viii, 350 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0198122462 (acid-free paper)
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
isbn
0198122462 (acid-free paper)
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catalogue key
8981347
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-132) and index.
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'a useful reference work for the study of Carline culture ... this work represents an invaluable source book for those studying the varied entertainments of the Caroline era and may well provide the basis for more ambitious examinations, as yet unwritten, of the control and censorship of thedrama.'Humphrey Gyde, New York, Modern Languages Review, Vol 93, no 4, 1998
"A work of meticulous scholarship."--Studies in English Literature
"A work of meticulous scholarship."-- Studies in English Literature
'This valuable book provides the first comprehensive collection of surviving material from the documents of Sir Henry Herbert. A lucid, scholarly introduction gives a full account of Herbert's life and the history of the manuscripts. This is an essential reference book for any scholarinterested in Caroline or Restoration theatre, and a mine of information too for scholars charting its later historiography.'Martin Wiggins, Theatre Notebook, 1997 Volume LI, Number 2
'This valuable book provides the first comprehensive collection of surviving material from the documents of Sir Henry Herbert. A lucid, scholarly introduction gives a full account of Herbert's life and the history of the manuscripts. This is an essential reference book for any scholar interested in Caroline or Restoration theatre, and a mine of information too for scholars charting its later historiography.'Martin Wiggins, Theatre Notebook, 1997 Volume LI, Number 2'a useful reference work for the study of Carline culture ... this work represents an invaluable source book for those studying the varied entertainments of the Caroline era and may well provide the basis for more ambitious examinations, as yet unwritten, of the control and censorship of the drama.'Humphrey Gyde, New York, Modern Languages Review, Vol 93, no 4, 1998
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Summaries
Long Description
As Master of the Revels, Sir Henry Herbert was responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and again from 1660 to 1673. This completely new edition of his records includes many documents previously unavailable. A comprehensive introduction offers a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels. The edition will be an essential reference work for literary scholars and theater historians.
Long Description
This is a completely new edition of the records of Sir Henry Herbert, brother of the poet George Herbert and, as Master of the Revels, the official responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and from 1660 to 1673. The only previous edition of Sir Henry's records appeared in 1917, edited by J. Q. Adams. Dr Bawcutts' edition contains much fresh material, including 49 hitherto unknown play licenses from the recently discovered Burn transcript. In the Restoration section of the records are sixty items not contained in Adams, most of which have never been published. Dr Bawcutt's substantial Introduction includes a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels. The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama will be an essential document for literary scholars and theatre historians interested in the governmental regulation of drama.
Main Description
BL Fascinating contribution of seventeenth-century theatre history As Master of the Revels Sir Henry Herbert was responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and from 1660 to 1673. This completely new edition of his records includes many fresh documents, as well as a comprehensive introduction which includes a new biography of Sir Henry, anaccount of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels.
Main Description
This is a completely new edition of the records of Sir Henry Herbert, brother of the poet George Herbert and, as Master of the Revels, the official responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and from 1660 to 1673. The only previous edition of Sir Henry's records appeared in 1917, edited by J. Q. Adams. Dr Bawcutts' edition contains much fresh material, including 49 hitherto unknown play licenses from the recently discovered Burn transcript. In the Restoration section of the records are sixty items notcontained in Adams, most of which have never been published. Dr Bawcutt's substantial Introduction includes a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels. TheControl and Censorship of Caroline Drama will be an essential document for literary scholars and theatre historians interested in the governmental regulation of drama.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Notes to Introductionp. 108
Editorial Proceduresp. 124
Abbreviations and Referencesp. 127
Revels Documents to 1642p. 133
Revels Documents 1660 to 1673p. 219
Miscellaneous Revels Documents, 1622-31p. 299
Licences Issued by Herbert or His Deputiesp. 307
Printing Licences Issued by Astley, Herbert, and Herbert's Deputiesp. 314
Indexp. 323
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