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Introduction: Performing Drama, Performing Culture
Restoring the Theatre: 1660-1700
John Dryden and William Davenant, The Enchanted Island or The Tempest
- David Garrick, "Prologue" to The Tempest; an Opera
- Elizabeth Inchbald, "Preface" to The Tempest
- Image: John Peter Simon, The Inchanted Island: Before the Cell of Prospero
- Image: William Hogarth, Scene from The Tempest
- <online> John Hamilton Mortimer, Caliban, Engraving
- <online> F.D. Waldron, Excerpt from The Virgin Queen, a Drama in Five Acts; Attempted as a Sequel to Shakspeare’s Tempest.
William Wycherley, The Country Wife
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "The Imperfect Enjoyment"
- David Garrick, "Preface" to The Country Girl
- Image: Daniel Marot, "Design for Queen Mary’s China Room."
- Image: Sir Peter Lely, "Diana Kirke, later Countess of Oxford"
- <online> Example of Chinese Porcelain, 1662-1722
- <online> John Ogborne, Dorothy Jordan in the character of the "Country Girl."
- <online> Aphra Behn, "The Disappointment"
George Etherege, The Man of Mode
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "A Ramble in St. James Park"
- Sir Richard Steele, The Spectator, No. 65 (Tuesday, May 15, 1711)
- Image: Anonymous, Portrait of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
- <online> John Dennis, "A Defense of Sir Fopling Flutter"
John Dryden, All For Love
- Image: Pierre Mirnard, Portrait of Louise Renee de Keroualle
- Image: Thomas Hawker, King Charles II
- Image: Antonio Verrio, The Sea Triumph of Charles II
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, "A Satyr on Charles II"
- Samuel Johnson, "Dryden" in The Lives of the English Poets
- <online> John Dryden, "Dedication" and "Preface" to All For Love
- <online> John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (?), "The Royal Buss"
- <online> Richard Tompson, after Jacob Huysmans, Catherine of Braganza
- <online> Andrew Marvell, "On the Statue Erected by Sir Robert Viner"
Aphra Behn, The Widdow Ranter
- Image: Nathaniel Bacon, "Self-Portrait"
- Ebeneezer Cook, The Sotweed Factor
- Image: W. Vincent, Anne Bracegirdle as "The Indian Queen"
- <online> Robert Beverly, "An Account of Bacon’s Rebellion"
John Van Brugh, The Relapse
- Colley Cibber, "Henry Brett and Cibber’s Periwig" from An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber
- Jeremy Collier, "Remarks on the Relapse"
- Image: John Simon, Colley Cibber
- <online> Colley Cibber, Love’s Last Shift
- <online> Colley Cibber, "Dedication to Pelham"
Managing Entertainment, 1700-1760
William Congreve, The Way of the World
- Jeremy Collier, A Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage
- John Vanbrugh A Short Vindication of the Relapse and the Provok'd Wife, from Immorality and Prophaneness
- William Congreve, AMENDMENTS OF Mr. COLLIER's False and Imperfect CITATIONS
- William Congreve, "Concerning Humour in Comedy"
- Samuel Johnson The Lives of Poets
- <online> S. Harding, Mrs. Bracegirdle
- <online> link to Jeremy Collier, A Short View
- <online> Sir John Suckling, "I prithee spare me gentle boy"
- <online> Sir John Suckling, "There never yet was woman"
Susanna Centlivre, The Busie Body
- Susanna Centlivre, Epistle XL
- Charles Gildon, A Comparison Between the Two Stages
- Susanna Centlivre, dedication to The Platonick Lady
- John Mottley, A Compleat List of All the English Dramatic Poets
- Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser Review
- Image: Mr. Munden as Sir Francis Gripe
- <online> Thomas King as Marplot
- <online> Advertisement in Evelina
- <online> Botany Bay Playbill
- <online> Clarence Brown Production
- <online> Munden as Sir Francis Gripe
John Rich, The Necromancer, or Harlequin Doctor Faustus and John Thurmond, Harlequin Doctor Faustus
- "Harlequin & Punch Kick Apollo Out"
- <online> Print from The Necromancer
- <online> Exploits of Harlequin
John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera
- Image: Portrait of M. Walker in the Character of Cap’n Macheath
- Songs from Wit and Mirth
- Image: Harlequin Sheppard
- Henry Carey, "Polly Peachum"
- Image: William Hogarth, Plate 3, A Harlot’s Progress
- Boswell, London Journal
- Excerpt from the St. James Chronicle or the British Evening Post
- James Boswell The Life of Johnson
- Image: "Performed at a Little Theatre with Great Applause"
- <online> Polly in Weekly Gazeteer
- <online> Pepusch overture image
- <online> Pepusch score image
- <online> Beggar’s Opera recordings
- <online> Newgate Calendar
- <online> Zadok the Priest
- <online> Morning Chronicle reprint of Swift on Beggar’s Opera
- <online> Bannister as Polly Peachum
- <online> Hogarth, Scene from Beggar’s Opera
Henry Fielding, The Author’s Farce
- Image: William Hogarth, "A Just View of the British Stage"
- Image: "The Player’s Last Refuge"
- Excerpt from The Licensing Act of 1737
- Joseph Addison, "The Puppet Show"
- <online> Links to songs from Author’s Farce
George Lillo, The London Merchant
- Excerpt from the Ballad of George Barnwell
- Image: The London Merchant or the History of George Barnwell, represented from the most particular moving incidents in that play
- The London Evening Post notice
- Theophilus Cibber, The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland
- Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser
- Image: William Hogarth, Industry and Idleness Plate 1
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
- Charles Dickens, from Great Expectations
- Ken Jaworowskijan Review, The London Merchant, 2012
- <online> The Ballad of George Barnwell (full)
- <online> Blumenau London Merchant
- <online> Richardson, Apprentice’s Vade Mecum
- <online> Hogarth, Industry and Idleness
Samuel Foote, The Minor (1760)
- The London Chronicle 1760 October 21-23
- Samuel Foote, The Diversions of a Morning
- Image: Henry Overton and Amedé Van Loo, "The Reverend George Whitefield"
- Image: William Hogarth, Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism
- Image: Foote as Mrs. Cole
- <online> The Public Ledger 1760
- <online> The London Chronicle 1760
- <online> Foote, the Devil and Polly Pattens
- <online> Whitefield at Leeds
- <online> Squintum’s Farewell
- <online> The Retort
- <online> Miss Macaroni
Entertainment in an Age of Revolutions, 1760-1800
David Garrick, The Jubilee
- Review, Public Advertiser, Oct. 17, 1769
- Garrick’s Ode to Shakespeare
- Image: Benjamin Van der Gucht, Mr. Garrick as Steward of the Stratford Jubilee, September 1769
- Image: Mr. Garrick delivering his Ode at Drury Lane Theatre….
- Image: The Principal Characters in the Procession of the Pageant exhibited in the Jubilee…at Drury Lane Theatre
- <online> The Jubilee Celebrations in the Newspapers
- <online> Further reviews of the play
- <online> Songs from Garrick’s The Jubilee
- <online> Print controversy concerning the Ode
- <online> Ticket to Shakespeare’s Jubilee
- <online> Jubilee Booth
- <online> Jubilee Medallion
- <online> Mr. Garrick reciting his Ode
- <online> Ticket to Shakespeare’s Jubilee
- <online> Frances Abington as Thalia
Richard Cumberland, The West Indian
- Goldsmith, "A Description . . . "
- Image: William Dickinson (after John Hamilton Mortimer), Mr. Parsons and Mr. Moody in the characters of Varland and Major O’Flaherty, in the ‘West Indian’, mezzotint, 1776.
- Image: The Middle Temple Macaroni. In short I am a West Indian!, from The Macaroni Scavoir Vivre and Theatrical Magazine, July 1773, 511, etching.
- <online> Newspaper reviews on The West Indian
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
- William Woodfall, review
- Goldsmith "An Essay…"
- Image: Portrait of Mr Shuter and Mrs Green as Mr and Mrs Hardcastle and Mr Quick as Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer, mezzotint, 1775.
- <online> Newspaper Reviews and Notices of She Stoops to Conquer
- <online> Horace Walpole’s letter
- <online> "Mr. Quick in the character of Tony Lumpkin"
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal
- The Town and Country Magazine, "History of the Tête-à-Tête or Memoirs of the hon. Capt. H____y and Mrs. N______t."
- Image: Scene from 'School for Scandal' being performed in Drury Lane Theatre, London; four actors on stage, the audience watching from boxes on either side. etching and engraving, 1778.
- <online> Newspaper Reviews of School for Scandal
Hannah Cowley, The Belle’s Stratagem
- "An Account…the Masquerade at the Pantheon
- Review Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser Feb. 23, 1780
- Review Morning Post and Daily Advertiser Feb. 23, 1780
- Image: Chas. White, A Masquerade Scene in the Pantheon, engraving, 13 March 1773.
- Image: John Dixon, Inside View of the Pantheon, etching, 25 May 1784.
- Image: Portrait of Hannah Cowley
- <online> Newspaper Reviews of Belle’s Stratagem
- <online> Carrington Bowles, Mr. Mattocks and Mr. Quick in the Characters of Don Ferdinand and Isaac Mendoza in The Duenna
- <online> Mrs. Cowley
George Colman, Inkle and Yarico
- Extract from Richard Ligon, History of the Island of Barbadoes
- Richard Steele, Spectator No. 11. Tuesday, March 13, 1711
- Image: Robert Pollard (after Henry Singleton), The young English merchant Inkle,… aquatint engraving, 1788
- Image: Robert Pollard (after Henry Singleton), Inkle delivers the unhappy black girl… aquatint engraving, 1788
- Image: James Gillray, Wouski, hand-coloured etching
- <online> Newspaper Reviews of and Songs from Inkle and Yarico
- <online> Songs from Inkle and Yarico
- <online> George Cruikshank, Wowski Lottery Ticket.
Elizabeth Inchbald, Everyone Has His Fault
- The Morning Herald, Jan. 30, 1793.
- The Star, Jan. 30, 1793.
- The True Briton No. 26 (Jan. 30, 1793).
- The World, Jan. 30, 1793.
- Critical Review, new series 7 (Feb. 1793): 223-4.
- The Thespian Magazine 1 (March 1793): 234-5.
- Image: George Dance, Elizabeth Inchbald, pencil, 1794.
- <online> Remarks on Everyone Has His Fault