Title

Spectacle in the way of the world

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2000

Publication Title

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research

Volume

15

Issue

1

First page number:

1

Last page number:

13

Abstract

By the 1730s, theater audiences had tired of stage-managed spectacles and were more interested in participating, through sentimental response, in the theatrical experience. Messrs. Coburn and Erwin argue that Congreve anticipated this shift in 1700. The two dominant metaphors of The Way of the World are gambling, in which the game's thrill is the risk of shame through loss, and dancing, which depends on mutual cooperation.

Disciplines

Classical Archaeology and Art History | Theatre History

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

ISSN: 0034-5822


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