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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-17T12:59:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-17T12:59:42Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-17
dc.identifier.citation Marshall , L 2009 , National Myth and Imperial Fantasy: Representations of Britishness on the Early Eighteenth-Century Stage . Palgrave Macmillan . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 108263
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1918
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1918
dc.description Marshall, Louise, National Myth and Imperial Fantasy: Representations of Britishness on the Early Eighteenth-Century Stage (Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008). en
dc.description.abstract Although eighteenth-century drama has been dismissed as stylistically homogenous, aesthetically uninteresting, and even politically complacent, National Myth and Imperial Fantasy reveals the intriguing and intricate nature of the period¿s history plays. As a body of texts, these plays disclose the conflicts and concerns of contemporary political and private lives, creating, for modern readers, a picture of the period¿s instabilities. Through their often messy dramatisations of the complexities of patriotic rhetoric and national identification, they reflect a world of contrasts, where the shrinking globe gives rise to increasing commercial and imperial possibilities, and where fantasies and mythologies of Britishness vie to construct a cohesive image of the nation as a dominant colonial power. Examining representations of the nation¿s imagined patriotic predecessors and historical enemies, both foreign and domestic, National Myth and Imperial Fantasy offers one of the first close readings of a series of lesser known yet historically vital dramas. Introduction: Dramatising Britain: Nation, Fantasy and the London Stage, 1719-1745 Ancient Britons and Liberty Kings, Ministers and Favourites, the National Myth in Peril Shakespeare, the National Scaffold Britain, Empire and Julius Caesar Turks, Christians and Imperial Fantasy Conclusion: History, Fantasy and the Staging of Britishness Bibliography Index LOUISE MARSHALL lectures in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature at the Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, UK. She has written several articles that discuss the political resonance of the early eighteenth-century stage and the dramatic representation of mythologies of Britishness. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan
dc.title National Myth and Imperial Fantasy: Representations of Britishness on the Early Eighteenth-Century Stage en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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