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Author Brunström, Conrad, 1968-

Title Thomas Sheridan's career and influence : an actor in earnest / Conrad Brunström
Published Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press : Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 151 pages)
Series Transits: literature, thought & culture 1650-1850
Transits (Bucknell University)
Contents Introduction -- An earnest life -- An actor in charge : the (mis?)management of the Smock Alley Theatre, and the scandal of siddonolatory -- Education, rhetoric, and the rise and fall of empires and republics -- An actor for Ireland -- Conclusion
Summary This book considers the varied careers of controversial Irish adventurer Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) in terms of a continuum of phonocentrist obsession. Variously employed as an actor-manager, elocutionist, lecturer and educational theorist, Sheridan believed that the key to Irish national renewal and European cultural revival was the cultivation of the spoken word. His stewardship of the Smock Alley Theater in Dublin was marked by considerable innovation along with bitter controversy. His lectures on oratory provoked admiration and ridicule in roughly equal measure, yet he would have a profou
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788.
Actors -- Ireland -- Biography.
Educators -- England -- Biography.
Oratory -- History -- 18th century.
Theater -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Theatrical managers -- Ireland -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611480396 (e-book)
1611480396 (electronic bk.)
9781611480399 (electronic bk.)