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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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Theatre and Popular Politics

Theatre and Popular Politics

(p.115) 6 Theatre and Popular Politics
Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Marc Baer

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the issue of influence. Several contemporaries believed that the Old Price riots were actually the work of local radicals. The concept of the Old Price disorder is introduced and discussed in this chapter. It is revealed that the Old Price disorder was more than a highly controlled affair, and that the riot symbolizes the contradictions of hegemonistic control.

Keywords:   Old Price riots, local radicals, Old Price disorder, riot, hegemonistic control

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