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The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society 1793-1815

Gillian Russell

Abstract

This book reveals the importance of the theatre in the shaping of response to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793–1815). The author explores the roles of the military and navy as both actors and audiences, and shows their performances to be crucial to their self-perception as actors fighting on behalf of an often distant domestic audience. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars of 1793–1815 had profound consequences for British society, politics, and culture. In this study of the cultural dimension of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the author examines an important dimension of t ... More

Keywords: theatre, Revolutionary Wars, Napoleonic Wars, military, navy, self-perception, theatricality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198122630
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122630.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Russell, author
The Australian National University
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