Empire on the English Stage 1660-1714 by Bridget OrrEmpire on the English Stage 1660-1714 by Bridget Orr

Empire on the English Stage 1660-1714

byBridget Orr

Paperback | March 26, 2007

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Empire on the Restoration Stage analyzes Restoration and early-eighteenth-century drama in terms of empire. The book provides a comprehensive account of colonialism, national identity and the representation of race and ethnicity on stage. Joining current historical discussions of the development of British imperial ideology, Bridget Orr argues that dramatic texts and production provide a rich and unexamined archive in which the issues attendant on the emergence of the first empire figure largely.

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Bridget Orr is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Fordham University.

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Title:Empire on the English Stage 1660-1714Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:March 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521036003

ISBN - 13:9780521036009

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. New habits on the stage; 2. Enlarging the poet's empire: poetics, politics and heroic plays, 1660-1714; 3. The great Turks: the Ottomans on stage, 1660-1714; 4. The most famous monarchs of the East; 5. Spain's grand project of a universal empire; 6. Brave new worlds: Utopian plays of the Restoration; 7. The customs of the country: colonialism and comedy; 8. Romans and Britons; Conclusion; Notes; Works cited; Index.

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"This valuable study...is the first work to treat this theme throughout the entire canon of the genre and beyond it.Orr's commentaries shed new light on these plays. Highly recommended." Choice