Released on 2022-04-02Categories History

The Liverpool Underworld

The Liverpool Underworld

Author: Michael Macilwee

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781802079388

Category: History

Page: 382

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A survey of the social and economic conditions and events that gave Liverpool a reputation for being the most crime-ridden place in the country in the nineteenth century.
Released on 2022-11-03Categories Literary Criticism

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Sarah Siddons and John Philip Kemble

Author: Fiona Ritchie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350073302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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Siblings Sarah Siddons (1755–1831) and John Philip Kemble (1757–1823) were the most famous British actors of the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Through their powerful acting and meticulous conceptualisation of Shakespeare's characters and their worlds, they created iconic interpretations of Shakespeare's major roles that live on in our theatrical and cultural memory. This book examines the actors' long careers on the London stage, from Siddons's debut in 1782 to Kemble's retirement in 1817, encompassing Kemble's time as theatre manager, when he sought to foreground their strengths as Shakespearean performers in his productions. Over the course of more than thirty years, Siddons and Kemble appeared opposite one another in many Shakespeare plays, including King John, Henry VIII, Coriolanus and Macbeth. The actors had to negotiate two major Shakespeare scandals: the staging of Vortigern – a fake Shakespearean play – in 1796 and the Old Price Riots of 1809, during which the audience challenged Siddons's and Kemble's perceived attempts to control Shakespeare. Fiona Ritchie examines the siblings' careers, focusing on their collaborations, as well as placing Siddons's and Kemble's Shakespeare performances in the context of contemporary 18th- and 19th-century drama. The volume not only offers a detailed consideration of London theatre, but also explores the importance of provincial performance to the actors, notably in the case of Hamlet – a role in which both appeared across Britain and in Ireland.
Released on 2014-10-31Categories Literary Criticism

Talking Revolution

Talking Revolution

Author: Franca Dellarosa

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781781387481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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This study sheds light on a major and until now little studied Liverpool writer, Edward Rushton (1782-1814), whose politics and poetics were imbued in the most pressing events and debates shaking the world during the Age of Revolution.
Released on 2018-09-15Categories Music

Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer

Gordon Stretton, Black British Transoceanic Jazz Pioneer

Author: Michael Brocken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498574471

Category: Music

Page: 352

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In charting the life and times of Gordon Stretton, this text makes a major contribution to both jazz and popular music studies. By asking historians to re-evaluate the contributions made to the development of jazz by those “other than” African Americans, it proposes new jazz histories emanating from pathways, influences and encounters.
Released on 1971-07-02Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: Volume 2, 1660-1800

Author: George Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521079349

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1704

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 2 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Released on 2012-06-04Categories Biography & Autobiography



Author: André Millard

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421405247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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Refreshing and insightful, Beatlemania offers a deeper understanding the days of the Fab Four and the band's long-term effects on the business and culture of pop music.