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William Godwin and the Theatre

By David O'Shaughnessy

© 2011 – Routledge

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781138661325
pub: 2016-01-21
Hardback: 9781848930490
pub: 2010-08-01

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William Godwin is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. He wrote four plays at the end of the 18th/beginning of the 19th centuries. This book has two main objectives: to provide the first comprehensive discussion of these four plays, and to consider the notion of theatricality in relation to Godwin’s political project.

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