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Author O'Shaughnessy, David

Title William Godwin and the Theatre
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015


Description 1 online resource (224 pages)
Series The Enlightenment World
Enlightenment world.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'A Head Full of Plays and Novels'; 1 Godwin and London's Theatrical World; 2 'The Link between the Literary Class of Mankind and the Uninstructed': St Dunstan and Caleb Williams; 3 'Applause Hitherto Would be Impertinent': Spectacle and Anti-Spectacle in Antonio and St Leon; 4 Conversation and Spectacle in Abbas, Faulkner and Fleetwood; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary William Godwin is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. He wrote four plays at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th centuries. This book has two main objectives: to provide the first comprehensive discussion of these four plays, and to consider the notion of theatricality in relation to Godwin's political project
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Godwin, William, 1756-1836. St. Dunstan
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. Antonio, or, The Soldier's return
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. Abbas, King of Persia
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. Faulkener
Godwin, William, 1756-1836 -- Political and social views
Godwin, William, 1756-1836. fast (OCoLC)fst00050898
Subject Politics and literature -- England -- History -- 19th century
Politics and literature -- England -- History -- 18th century
Theater -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 18th century
Theater -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century
Political and social views.
Politics and literature.
Theater -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317323747