Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography
Amanda Weldy Boyd


Hardback | Dec 2017 | Anthem Press | 9781783086665 | 250pp | 229x153mm | NYP, POD | RFB

 

“Staging Memory and Materiality in Eighteenth-Century Theatrical Biography” examines theatrical biography as a developing genre in eighteenth-century England. Drawing heavily on primary sources, then-contemporary reviews and archival material in the form of extra-illustrated or “scrapbooked” copies, this text investigates the increasing emphasis on materiality which was designed to consolidate, but often challenged, the biographer’s authority.