In his well-known analysis of the evolution of sexuality in society in Making Sexual History, Jeffrey Weeks comments that, following a series of major challenges throughout the twentieth century (ranging from Freud's work to the challenges of feminism and queer politics), 'sexuality becomes a source of meaning, of social and political placing, and of individual sense of self'. [...]
The performance of « Count Basil » at this year's NASSR conference was a unique opportunity for those in attendance to share a theatrical experience with the actors in ways that are usually not available to readers and scholars of Romantic drama. In this brief reaction piece, I want to focus on two aspects of this experience: the interaction between the actors and the audience, and the discussion of the modern-day green room after the performance.
The british women playwrights around 1800 Web project has had a split allegiance fromits beginning. Its beginnings lay in our interest in sustaining over time a community thathad begun exploring the histories and writing of women in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British theater. [...]
v. 1. Perodical essays, 1805-14 / edited by Jeffrey N. Cox and Greg Kucich -- v. 2. Periodical essays, 1815-21 / edited by Jeffrey N. Cox and Greg Kucich -- v. 3. Periodical essays, 1822-38 / edited by Robert Morrison -- v. 4. Later literary essays / edited by Charles Mahoney -- v. 5. Poetical works, 1801-21 / edited by John Strachan -- v. 6. Poetical Works, 1822-59 / edited by John Strachan.
1816 was arguably the most significant year in Leigh Hunt's career as a Romantic poet. After a two-year imprisonment, he had spent much of 1815 going back to the theatre and seeing Edmund Kean, the actor whom Hazlitt had praised so highly in the pages of The Examiner. [...]
The present essay surveys the critical reception of Leigh Hunt's Lord Byron and Some of his contemporaries (1828), the publication of which ultimately dealt the final blow to Hunt's career during the Romantic period. [...]
The years 1801 to 1808 saw the emergence of Leigh Hunt as a public figure on the London literary scene, first with the publication of his collection of poetry, «Juvenilia», and then with his work as theater critic for «The News» between 1805 and 1807. [...]