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    DescriptionEnglish Romanticism has long been considered an 'undramatic' and 'anti-theatrical' age, yet Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley and Keats all wrote plays and viewed them as central to England's poetic and political reform. In the Theatre of Romanticism analyses these plays, in the context of London theatre at the time, and argues that Romantic discourse on theatre is crucial to constructions of nationhood in the period. The book focuses primarily on Coleridge and on the middle stage of his career, during which he wrote most extensively for and about the theatre. But its discussion of anxieties about women in Coleridge's plays applies just as forcefully to the history plays of the second-generation romantic poets, and to the best-known romantic writers on theatre: Hazlitt, Hunt and Lamb. Unlike the few existing studies of romantic drama, this study considers the plays not as closet drama or 'mental theatre', but as theatrical contributions to the debate sparked off by the Revolution in France.


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    Title
    In the Theatre of Romanticism
    Subtitle
    Coleridge, Nationalism, Women
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julie A. Carlson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521039635
    ISBN 10: 0521039630
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSBF
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC classification: PR
    BIC subject category V2: DSG
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    Abridged Dewey: 822
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    DC22: 822.709
    DC21: 822.709
    Thema V1.0: DSG, DSBF
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    27 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: commanding genius in English romantic theatre; 1. Constituting bodies politic and theatric; 2. Coleridge's German revolution: Schiller's Wallenstein; 3. A stage for potential men; 4. Romantic anti-theatricalism: surveilling the beauties of the stage; Conclusion: a theatre of remorse; Notes; Index.