9780859893350-0859893359-Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole (Exeter Performance Studies)

Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole (Exeter Performance Studies)

ISBN-13: 9780859893350
ISBN-10: 0859893359
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Schechter, Joel
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780859893350
ISBN-10: 0859893359
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Schechter, Joel
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Schechter, Joel wrote Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole (Exeter Performance Studies) comprising 288 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0859893359 and 9780859893350. Since then Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole (Exeter Performance Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Eighteenth-Century Brechtians looks at stage satires by John Gay, Henry Fielding, George Farquhar, Charlotte Charke, David Garrick and their contemporaries through the lens of Brecht’s theory and practice. Discussing the actor mutiny of 1733, theater censorship, controversial plays and Fielding’s forgery of an actor’s autobiography, Joel Schechter contends that some subversive Augustan and Georgian artists were in fact early Brechtians. He also reconstructs lost episodes in theater history including Fielding’s last days as a stage satirist before his Little Haymarket theater was closed, Charlotte Charke’s performances as Macheath and Polly Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera, and the 1740 staging of Jonathan Swift’s Polite Conversation on a double bill with Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor. Taken together, the book offers an unconventional new reading of theater history, Brecht’s tradition, and stage satire.
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