English Theatrical Anecdotes, 1660-1800

The essays in English Theatrical Anecdotes, 1660-1800 explore the theatrical anecdote’s role in the construction of stage fame in England’s emergent celebrity culture during the long eighteenth century, as well as the challenges of employing such anecdotes in theatre scholarship today. This collection showcases scholarship that complicates the theatrical anecdote and shows its many sides and […]

Editor(s):
Heather Ladd
Editor(s):
Leslie Ritchie
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532614
Hardback Release:
June 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532607
Paperback Release:
June 2022
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Making Stars: Biography and Celebrity in Eighteenth-Century Britain

In bringing biography and celebrity together, the essays in Making Stars interrogate contemporary and current understandings of each. Although biography was not invented in the eighteenth century, the period saw the emergence of works that focus on individuals who are interesting as much, if not more, for their everyday, lived experience than for their status […]

Editor(s):
Nora Nachumi
Editor(s):
Kristina Straub
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532652
Hardback Release:
July 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532645
Paperback Release:
July 2022
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Money and Materiality in the Golden Age of Graphic Satire

This book examines the entwined and simultaneous rise of graphic satire and cultures of paper money in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Asking how Britons learned to value both graphic art and money, the book makes surprising connections between two types of engraved images that grew in popularity and influence during this time. Graphic […]

Author:
Amanda Lahikainen
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532690
Hardback Release:
August 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532683
Paperback Release:
August 2022
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Victorine du Pont: The Force Behind The Family

Victorine Elizabeth du Pont, the first child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife Sophie, was seven years old when her family emigrated to America, where her father established the humble beginnings of what would become a corporate giant. Through correspondence with friends and relatives from the ages of eight to sixty-eight, Victorine unwittingly […]

Author:
Leonard C. Spitale
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532775
Hardback Release:
December 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532768
Paperback Release:
December 2022
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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The World of Elizabeth Inchbald: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Theatre in the Long Eighteenth Century

This collection centers on the remarkable life and career of the writer and actor Elizabeth Inchbald (1753–1821), active in Great Britain in the late eighteenth century. Inspired by the example of Inchbald’s biographer, Annibel Jenkins (1918–2013), the contributors explore the broad historical and cultural context around Inchbald’s life and work, with essays ranging from the […]

Editor(s):
Daniel J. Ennis
Editor(s):
E. Joe Johnson
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532577
Hardback Release:
June 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532560
Paperback Release:
June 2022

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