Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820: A History (Volume 1)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781611460667: Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820: A History (Volume 1)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Theatre in Dublin, 1745–1820: A History, the first comprehensive history of the Dublin theatres in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, reconstructs the milieu of popular public entertainment in the city of Dublin during these seventy-five years. Synthesizing and analyzing all known surviving information about the many Dublin theatres, pleasure gardens, circuses, and concert halls, John C. Greene incorporates details of over 18,000 performances.
This book presents detailed illustrations of the theatre buildings based on recent archaeological and architectural discoveries, showing the seating arrangements, capacities, entrances, exits, and dimensions. This information is essential in trying to reach a clearer idea of the composition of the Dublin audience. Using population figures and architectural details, Greene demonstrates that the Dublin theatres could not have been the coterie venues as previously thought, but were, in fact, composed of a majority of Catholic patrons. This answers important questions about the rationale behind the choice of plays and other entertainment.
Theatre in Dublin also presents an extensive amount of new information on the government regulation of entertainment, including a close study of the legislative process leading to the Stage Act of 1786. Greene also analyzes business elements such as advertising, benefit performances, finances, theatre management practices, repertory, and the costume and prop details. He takes care to consider the socioeconomic position and mobility of both the entertainers and audience. It also includes detailed chronological surveys of dancers and dancing, costumes, scenery, scenographers, machinists, and specialty performers, such as rope-dancers and equestrians. These two volumes include forty-eight illustrations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John C. Greene is professor of English at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

Review:

An impressive, thorough work of scholarship, this set is exhaustive in its coverage of the Dublin stage from 1745 to 1820. Greene (English, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette) presents material relating to the period's physical properties (theaters, music halls, pleasure gardens); descriptions and analyses of the ever-changing entertainment scene; biographies of managers, actors, and performers; discussions of theater repertories, stage practices, and acting styles; summaries of financial concerns; assessments of audience demographics and tastes; and more. Over the past 25 years the author has scoured virtually every archive of significance, and he gathers in these volumes a wealth of data valuable in its own right. From the information gathered, however, he does the additional service of effectively demonstrating that the Irish theater of the period was not merely a distant satellite of the London stage (though connections were natural and even mutually beneficial) or some "West British" offspring of British colonialism. Rather, as Greene convincingly shows, a genuinely Irish influence permeated the stage well before Yeats, Lady Gregory, and the 1897 founding of the Irish Literary Theatre. This two-volume set opens the door for a much-needed reevaluation and reassessment of the period and of Irish studies in general. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above. (CHOICE)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

STILL, SUZAN
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1611460662

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John C. Greene
Published by Lehigh University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CW-9781611460667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

John C. Greene
Published by Lehigh University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Theatre in Dublin is the first comprehensive illustrated scholarly history of the Dublin theatres in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries. The nine chapters include government regulation of entertainment, advertising, finances, theatre management practices, props and costumes, and a socioeconomic analysis of both the performers and audiences of the time. Seller Inventory # AAR9781611460667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 96.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John C. Greene
Published by Lehigh University Press, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Theatre in Dublin is the first comprehensive illustrated scholarly history of the Dublin theatres in the eighteenth- and early nineteenth centuries. The nine chapters include government regulation of entertainment, advertising, finances, theatre management practices, props and costumes, and a socioeconomic analysis of both the performers and audiences of the time. Seller Inventory # AAR9781611460667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 100.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

John C. Greene
Published by Lehigh University Press
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781611460667

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 91.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

GREENE, JOHN C.
Published by RL (2018)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781611460667 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01054727

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 102.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Greene John C.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated. Condition: New. pp. 416. Seller Inventory # 5041171

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Greene, John C.
Published by Lehigh University Press
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1611460662 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132683669

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

John C. Greene
Published by Lehigh University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1611460662

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 118.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Greene, John
Published by Lehigh Univ Pr (2011)
ISBN 10: 1611460662 ISBN 13: 9781611460667
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lehigh Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 415 pages. 11.10x8.75x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1611460662

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 115.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book