The Oxford Handbook of Georgian Theatre 1737-1832.
Forty essays by specialists from a range of disciplines are divided into Parts: Theatre, Theory, Historiography; Legislating Drama; The Changing Culture of Performance; The Whole Show: Spectacle, Sound, Spaces; Genres and Forms; Theatre and the Romantic Comedy; Women and the Stage; Performing Race and Empire. Penny Gay has an essay on Jane Austen's Stage, and Paula Backscheider has an essay on Elizabeth Inchbald. Interested parties might want to read all 758 pages. Oxford University Press. 2014. Paper. NEW. $40.00