The British Theatre: Or, A Collection of Plays, which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, Convent Gardin, Haymarket, and Lyceum, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Mrs. Inchbald
Hurst, Robinson, 1824 - English drama
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1 The Art of Fine Drama: Inchbald’s Remarks for The British ...
Longmans to write of series of prefatory remarks to The British Theatre, an ... The complete title of the collection reads: The British Theatre: or, ...
dspace.unitus.it/ bitstream/ 2067/ 188/ 1/ saggini_art_fine_drama.pdf

JSTOR: Sexual Politics in Elizabeth Inchbald
9 Boaden notes with relief that Inchbald chose not to write any more critical essays after The British Theatre was completed in 1808: "the unpleasant effect ...
links.jstor.org/ sici?sici=0039-3657(199422)34%3A3%3C635%3ASPIEI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-P

Elizabeth Inchbald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Theatre. 25 vols. (1806–9); Collection of Farces and Afterpieces. 7 vols. (1809); The Modern Theatre. 10 vols. (1811) ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Elizabeth_Inchbald

Shakespeare's ghost and Felicia Hemans's The Vespers of Palermo ...
In her collection of twenty-five volumes of The British Theatre, Inchbald comments on the plays she includes. Like Baillie, her prefatory notes indicate ...
goliath.ecnext.com/ coms2/ summary_0199-4497032_ITM

6 x 10 Long.P65
The British Theatre, London, 1808, vol. xix (By permission. of the British Library, 1345.2.19). 76. 7 Lovers’ Vows, final tableau; frontispiece to Elizabeth ...
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British Women Playwrights around 1800
(9) Although Inchbald wrote short prefaces for all the plays in The British Theatre (1808) and gave her name to the collection, she had no say about the ...
www.etang.umontreal.ca/ bwp1800/ essays/ smallwood_introPC.html

XII. The Georgian Drama: Bibliography. Vol. 11. The Period of the ...
Chetwood, wr The British Theatre. Containing the lives of the English dramatic ..... The best are preserved by Inchbald, Mrs. E., in The British Theatre, ...
www.bartleby.com/ 221/ 1200.html

Corvey CW3 | Author Page
The British Theatre: or, A Collection of Plays, Which are Acted at the Theatres Royal, ... The British Theatre, Annual Review /JAS, 1801, (Review) ...
www2.shu.ac.uk/ corvey/ CW3/ AuthorPage.cfm?Author=EI

Blackwell Synergy - Literature Compass, Volume 1 Issue 1 Page ...
6Inchbald's prefaces have been collected in Remarks for "The British Theatre" (1806–1809). By Elizabeth Inchbald, ed. C. Macheski (Delmar: Scholars’ ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/ abs/ 10.1111/ j.1741-4113.2004.00094.x

Susan Allen Ford
Elizabeth Inchbald, writing additional remarks to Lovers’ Vows for The British Theatre collection (1806-08), attempts a more philosophical note: ...
www.jasna.org/ persuasions/ on-line/ vol27no1/ ford.htm

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