The Stages Glory: John Rich (1692-1761) Berta Joncus

ISBN: 9781611490336

Published: May 13th 2011


296 pages


The Stages Glory: John Rich (1692-1761)  by  Berta Joncus

The Stages Glory: John Rich (1692-1761) by Berta Joncus
May 13th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 296 pages | ISBN: 9781611490336 | 5.46 Mb

John Rich (1692-1761) was a profoundly influential figure of the eighteenth-century London stage. As producer, manager, and performer, he transformed the urban entertainment market, creating genres and promotional methods still with us today. This volume gives the first comprehensive overview of Richs multifaceted career, appreciation of which has suffered from his performing identity as Lun, Londons most celebrated Harlequin. Far from the lightweight buffoon that this stereotype has suggested, RichDthe first producer of The Beggars Opera, the founder of Covent Garden, the dauntless backer of Handel, and the promoter of the principal dancers from the Parisian operaDis revealed as an agent of changes much more enduring than those of his younger contemporary, David Garrick.

Contributions by leading scholars from a range of disciplinesDtheatre, dance, music, art, and cultural historyDprovide detailed analyses of Richs productions and representations. These findings complement Robert D. Humes lead article, a study that radically alters our perception of Rich.

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