William Godwin and the Theatre

William Godwin and the Theatre

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.

Author: David O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323730

Category: History

Page: 224

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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.
Categories: History

The Plays of William Godwin

The Plays of William Godwin

This book offers academics the chance to build a complete picture of Godwin as a writer and political figure.

Author: David O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315476247

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Best known for "Enquiry Concerning Political Justice" (1793) and "Caleb Williams" (1794), William Godwin (1756-1836) is one of the most important figures of the Romantic period. This book offers academics the chance to build a complete picture of Godwin as a writer and political figure.
Categories: Drama

Ireland Enlightenment and the English Stage 1740 1820

Ireland  Enlightenment and the English Stage  1740 1820

Reveals the contribution of Irish writers to the Georgian English stage; argues that theatre is an important strand of the Irish Enlightenment.

Author: David O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108498142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Reveals the contribution of Irish writers to the Georgian English stage; argues that theatre is an important strand of the Irish Enlightenment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Godwinian Moments

Godwinian Moments

NOTES 1 Cited from a manuscript 'scrap' (b229/6) in William St Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys: A Biography of ... 3 O'Shaughnessy, 'Theatrical Discourse in Godwin,' appendix 2: 'William Godwin's Theatre Attendance 1788–1807.

Author: Robert M. Maniquis

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442642430

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 298

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"In association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library."
Categories: Literary Collections

New Approaches to William Godwin

New Approaches to William Godwin

The advice was taken up by Godwin with enthusiasm. ... The very next day he wrote to John Kemble asking him to read it but the manager of Drury Lane Theatre declined the honour, insisting that he only looked at plays once they had been ...

Author: Eliza O'Brien

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030629120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This collection showcases work on William Godwin (1756-1836) foregrounding new critical approaches and uncovering new texts. Godwin is a familiar presence in scholarship on the Shelley-Godwin circle and on Dissenting intellectual circles, but the present collection considers him closely as an author and thinker on his own terms. The range of texts and topics covered by this collection will be of interest both to scholars familiar with Godwin and those approaching his work for the first time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cloudesley a tale By the author of Caleb Williams i e William Godwin

Cloudesley  a tale  By the author of Caleb Williams  i e  William Godwin

William Godwin. 1 theatre of the world . He could tell “ a shameful tale for public sport , ” could make me the subject of base discussion with every clown , could cause them to point the finger , and thrust out the lip , in scorn ...

Author: William Godwin

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022797162

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Wollstonecraft Live

Wollstonecraft Live

The naked statue designed by artist Maggi Hambling upset many feminists who claimed that it undermined the works of Wollstonecraft and her belief in the equality of women while others praised the concept for honouring the spirit of ...

Author: Kaethe Fine

Publisher: Aurora Metro Books

ISBN: 1912430614

Category: Drama

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A written introduction by the academic and theatre director Anna Birch tells of the 10 year campaign to raise funds for and erect a statue on Newington Green in London in honour of the 'Mother' of feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft. The unveiling of the statue caused considerable public controversy with some viewers attempting to cover it up. The naked statue designed by artist Maggi Hambling upset many feminists who claimed that it undermined the works of Wollstonecraft and her belief in the equality of women while others praised the concept for honouring the spirit of womanhood rather than putting a representational artwork of Wollstonecraft on a plinth. Kaethe Fine's play 'Wollstonecraft Live!' was performed on Newington Green in aid of the fundraising campaign for the statue. The playtext depicts a staged film shoot which centers on a love story between the 18th century radical, Mary Wollstonecraft, and a 21st century actor cast as William Godwin who was Mary's lover for the last 5 years of her life. It includes eight characters: three Mary Wollstonecrafts, (the actor Cast as) Godwin, a Boom Operator, the Sound Mixer, the assistant Director, and the Casting Director interact with each other as they attempt to represent the story of Mary's life in a bio-pic. As they all rehearse a critical tracking shot for the film, power shifts from the absent Director, to the three Marys who have primarily functioned as production assistants. On set, the actor Cast as Godwin rehearses his lines, comprised of fragments from 'Memoirs of the author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman', William Godwin's real biography of Mary written after she died giving birth to their daughter, Mary Shelley. The relationships in Mary's life, all tragically cut short by circumstance are exposed through real letters and contemporary dialogue, creating a fragmented narration of the time in which she lived, loved and died.
Categories: Drama

The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737 1832

The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737 1832

... and grimace has more powerful attraction.9 This chapter will seek to advance the argument of William Godwin and the Theatre by taking more note of his theatrical attendance and reading of plays, aspects of his theatrical interests ...

Author: Julia Swindells

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191655203

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 784

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The Oxford Handbook of the Georgian Theatre 1737-1832 provides an essential guide to theatre in Britain between the passing of the Stage Licensing Act in 1737 and the Reform Act of 1832 — a period of drama long neglected but now receiving significant scholarly attention. Written by specialists from a range of disciplines, its forty essays both introduce students and scholars to the key texts and contexts of the Georgian theatre and also push the boundaries of the field, asking questions that will animate the study of drama in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries for years to come. The Handbook gives equal attention to the range of dramatic forms — not just tragedy and comedy, but the likes of melodrama and pantomime — as they developed and overlapped across the period, and to the occasions, communities, and materialities of theatre production. It includes sections on historiography, the censorship and regulation of drama, theatre and the Romantic canon, women and the stage, and the performance of race and empire. In doing so, it shows the centrality of theatre to Georgian culture and politics, and paints a picture of a stage defined by generic fluidity and experimentation; by networks of performance that spread far beyond London; by professional women who played pivotal roles in every aspect of production; and by its complex mediation of contemporary attitudes of class, race, and gender.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams

My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity.

Author: William Godwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798629473671

Category:

Page: 278

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My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity. I have been a mark for the vigilance of tyranny, and I could not escape. My fairest prospects have been blasted. My enemy has shown himself inaccessible to entreaties, and untired in persecution. My fame, as well as my happiness, has become his victim. Every one, as far as my story has been known, has refused to assist me in my distress, and has execrated my name...
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My Other Women

My Other Women

Perhaps.) The examination of love and friendship in My Other Women adds a deeper emotional colour and truth to the story, while Carey's portrait of a time of rebellion and change is sharp, insightful and entertaining.

Author: Pauline Carey

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 0889843279

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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In My Other Women, Pauline Carey takes a sidelong, sardonic look at the institution of marriage through the eyes of a young woman who wants no part of it. Andrea Dermot is a gifted, determined young actress who creates a life and career for herself in the wave of theatrical innovation that erupted in Toronto in the 1960s. Believing that an artist with ambition must guard her independence, Andrea chooses to avoid marriage, but she can't ignore love: the arrival of the contraceptive pill in Canada, nudity on Toronto stages and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique on best-seller lists all pointed to an age of revolutionary freedom for women, men and Canadian theatre. There are intriguing parallels between Andrea's exploration of her work in the theatre and exploration of her sexuality. The three main loves of Andrea's life are three married men, each of whom works in the arts. And three times, after the love affairs end, Andrea finds a friend and co-worker in her ex-lover's wife. (Do the wives know? Perhaps.) The examination of love and friendship in My Other Women adds a deeper emotional colour and truth to the story, while Carey's portrait of a time of rebellion and change is sharp, insightful and entertaining.
Categories: Fiction

Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams

My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity.

Author: William Godwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798629473589

Category:

Page: 278

View: 958

My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity. I have been a mark for the vigilance of tyranny, and I could not escape. My fairest prospects have been blasted. My enemy has shown himself inaccessible to entreaties, and untired in persecution. My fame, as well as my happiness, has become his victim. Every one, as far as my story has been known, has refused to assist me in my distress, and has execrated my name...
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William Godwin

William Godwin

Life of the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran ( 1819 ) , 236 Cursory Strictures , see Godwin , William Curtis ... Edward , 439 n.68 drama , 59-60 , 195 , 241-6 , 271-3 , 357 ; see also theatre Dramas for Children , see Godwin ...

Author: Peter H. Marshall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300105444

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 497

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William Godwin-husband of Mary Wollstonecraft, father of Mary Shelley, friend of Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and mentor of Wordsworth, Southey, and Shelley-has been recently recognized as an original moral and revolutionary thinker and a novelist of great skill, a man whose influence was far wider than is usually assumed. In a new biography of this flamboyant and fascinating character, Marshall places Godwin in his social, political, and historical context, traces the development of his ideas, and critically analyzes his works. Marshall steers his course.with unfailing sensitivity and skill. It is hard to see how the task could have been better done.-Michael Foot, The Observer An ambitious study that offers a thorough exploration of Godwin's life and complex times.-Linda Simon, Library Journal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Caleb Williams

Caleb Williams

My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity.

Author: William Godwin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798629473442

Category:

Page: 278

View: 822

My life has for several years been a theatre of calamity. I have been a mark for the vigilance of tyranny, and I could not escape. My fairest prospects have been blasted. My enemy has shown himself inaccessible to entreaties, and untired in persecution. My fame, as well as my happiness, has become his victim. Every one, as far as my story has been known, has refused to assist me in my distress, and has execrated my name...
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An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice

O'Shaughnessy, David, 'Caleb Williams and the Philomaths: Recalibrating Political Justice for the Nineteenth Century', Nineteenth-Century Literature, 66/4 (2012), 423–48. —— William Godwin and the Theatre (London, 2010).

Author: William Godwin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191662225

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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'To a rational being there can be but one rule of conduct, justice, and one mode of ascertaining that rule, the exercise of his understanding.' Godwin's Political Justice is the founding text of philosophical anarchism. Written in the immediate aftermath of the French Revolution, it exemplifies the political optimism felt by many writers and intellectuals. Godwin drew on enlightenment ideas and his background in religious dissent for the principles of justice, utility, and the sanctity of individual judgement that drove his powerful critique of all forms of secular and religious authority. He predicts the triumph of justice and equality over injustice, and of mind over matter, and the eventual vanquishing of human frailty and mortality. He also foresees the gradual elimination of practices governing property, punishment, law, and marriage and the displacement of politics by an expanded personal morality resulting from reasoned argument and candid discussion. Political Justice raises deep philosophical questions about the nature of our duty to others that remain central to modern debates on ethics and politics. This edition reprints the first-edition text of 1793, and examines Godwin's evolving philosophy in the context of his life and work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Fiction

William Godwin His Friends and Contemporaries

William Godwin  His Friends and Contemporaries

“ I am just come from the theatre , where we dismissed two from the theatre and one from the pit . “ I shall not come to London after all . We have played once this week , having got a bespeak from the Marquis of Buckingham : we are to ...

Author: Charles Kegan Paul

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011307439

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Page: 387

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E W Godwin

E W  Godwin

In the first section of this work, ten scholars examine E.W. Godwin's life and career, discussing his diverse contributions as a design reformer.

Author: Edward William Godwin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300080087

Category: Architecture

Page: 431

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In the first section of this work, ten scholars examine E.W. Godwin's life and career, discussing his diverse contributions as a design reformer. The second section presents a fully annotated selection of over 150 items that represent the formation and flowering of Godwin's oeuvre.
Categories: Architecture

Radical Conduct

Radical Conduct

(as we have seen) some (like Godwin) saw in the theatre the prospect of engaging and transforming an audience's political ... O'Shaughnessy (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010) and O'Shaughnessy's monograph William Godwin and the Theatre.

Author: Mark Philp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108901680

Category: Political Science

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While the French Revolution drew immense attention to French radicals and their ideas, London also played host to a radical intellectual culture. Drawing on both original material and a range of interdisciplinary insights, Radical Conduct transforms our understanding of the literary radicalism of London at the time of the French Revolution. It offers new accounts of people's understanding of and relationship to politics, their sense of the boundaries of privacy, their practices of sociability, friendship, gossip and discussion, the relations between radical men and women, and their location in a wider world of sound and movement in the period. It reveals a series of tensions between many radicals' deliberative practices and aspirations and the conventions and practices in which their behaviour remained embedded. Exploring these relationships and pressures reveals the fractured world of London society and politics, dramatically illuminating both the changing fortunes of radical men and women, and the intriguing uncertainties that drove some of the government's repressive policies.
Categories: Political Science