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The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama: The Records of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, 1623-73 (Hardback)
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The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama: The Records of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, 1623-73 (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 07/03/1996
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This is a completely new edition of the records of Sir Henry Herbert, brother of the poet George Herbert and, as Master of the Revels, the official responsible for licensing and censoring plays from 1623 to 1642 and from 1660 to 1673. The only previous edition of Sir Henry's records appeared in 1917, edited by J. Q. Adams. Dr Bawcutts' edition contains much fresh material, including 49 hitherto unknown play licenses from the recently discovered Burn transcript. In the Restoration section of the records are sixty items not contained in Adams, most of which have never been published. Dr Bawcutt's substantial Introduction includes a new biography of Sir Henry, an account of the strange and complicated history of his private papers, and the fullest description available of his activities as Master of the Revels. The Control and Censorship of Caroline Drama will be an essential document for literary scholars and theatre historians interested in the governmental regulation of drama.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198122463
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 565 g
Dimensions: 223 x 143 x 26 mm


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This valuable book provides the first comprehensive collection of surviving material from the documents of Sir Henry Herbert. A lucid, scholarly introduction gives a full account of Herbert's life and the history of the manuscripts. This is an essential reference book for any scholar interested in Caroline or Restoration theatre, and a mine of information too for scholars charting its later historiography. * Martin Wiggins, Theatre Notebook, 1997 Volume LI, Number 2 *
a useful reference work for the study of Carline culture ... this work represents an invaluable source book for those studying the varied entertainments of the Caroline era and may well provide the basis for more ambitious examinations, as yet unwritten, of the control and censorship of the drama. * Humphrey Gyde, New York, Modern Languages Review, Vol 93, no 4, 1998 *

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