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Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London$
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Marc Baer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112501

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.001.0001

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Introduction: Theatre, Theatricality, and Disorder

Introduction: Theatre, Theatricality, and Disorder

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(p.9) 1 Introduction: Theatre, Theatricality, and Disorder
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Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London
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Marc Baer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0002

This chapter discusses the interpenetration of theatricality and disorder. An interpretative framework for the topics included in the book is also given in this chapter. It is is argued that the mental universe of many Old Price rioters had severely limited political perceptions and possibilities. Additionally, there are three propositions discussed in this chapter that are related to the theatre during the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

Keywords:   theatricality, disorder, Old Price rioters, perceptions, theatre

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