- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- List of Tables
- I Perspectives
- 1 Introduction: Theatre, Theatricality, and Disorder
- 2 The Great OP War
- II Contexts
- 3 Theatre, Culture, and Society
- 4 Theatre and the Constitution
- 5 Theatre, the Politicians, and the Press
- 6 Theatre and Popular Politics
- III <i>Mirrors</i>
- 7 Who Were the OPs?
- 8 Audiences as Actors
- 9 John Bull in Covent Garden
- 10 Repertoires and Riots
- 11 Conclusion
- Appendix I Literature as Palimpsest
- Appendix II Satires and Society
- Select Bibliography
- (p.238) 11 Conclusion
- Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London
- Oxford University Press
This chapter discusses a number of arguments and opinions about the 1809 theatre riot. One opinion is that of Francis Place, who thought that the riot was caused by Catalani, private boxes, and new prices. It can be said that the essence of the controls used against those participating in the breakdown of social order can be found in a certain perception of the past and an essential theatricality of life.
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