Leigh Hunt's Dramatic Criticism, 1808-1831

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LEIGH HUNT'S Dramatic Criticism 1808-1831

EDITED BY LAWRENCE HUSTON HOUTCHENS AND CAROLYN WASHBURN HOUTCHENS

NEW YORK 1949 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Criticism on Shakspeare's "Much Ado about Nothing" and Its Performance at Covent-Garden 3
  • Mr. T. Dibdin's Mock- Melodrama 10
  • King Lear Revived 15
  • Mr. Young's Merits Considered 21
  • [covent-Garden Redecorated; O.P. Riot] 26
  • [The O.P. Riots and Covent- Garden] 32
  • [The Conscious Lovers] 35
  • [king John] 38
  • [Twelfth Night] 41
  • [blue Beard] 45
  • [quadrupeds] 50
  • [m.P.; Or, the Blue Stocking] 52
  • [oratorio] 61
  • [julius Caesar] 65
  • [mrs. Siddons' Farewell Performance] 69
  • [The Beggar's Opera] 75
  • Note upon Desdemona 78
  • On Resuming Our Theatrical Criticism 84
  • The Comic Actresses 87
  • The Tragic Actresses 92
  • The Comic Actors 95
  • The Tragic Actors 103
  • Singers, &C 107
  • [richard Iii] 112
  • Some Account of the Origin and Nature of Masks 116
  • [Timon of Athens] 134
  • [on Pantomime] 140
  • On Pantomime, Continued from a Late Paper 144
  • [don Giovanni] 146
  • [drury-Lane Redecorated] 153
  • Cibber's Comedy of "The Refusal" 157
  • Accusation of Severity Made against the "Examiner" 163
  • Characters of Shakespear's Plays, by William Hazlitt 167
  • [richard, Duke of York] 180
  • [figaro] 183
  • [The Barber of Seville] 188
  • ["Bellamira" and "The Jew of Malta"] 190
  • [cosi Fan Tutte] 199
  • [othello] 201
  • [mr. Farren] 203
  • [The Recruiting Officer] 206
  • [The Fair Italian in Algiers] 209
  • [The Magic Flute] 214
  • [richard Iii] 219
  • [coriolanus] 223
  • Twelfth Night 227
  • The Play-Bills 232
  • [miss Paton] 242
  • [The Ballet] 245
  • [The Rivals] 248
  • [enjoyments of the Theatre] 251
  • [christmas and the Theatre] 254
  • Patent Theatres and Mr. Arnold 256
  • [The Messiah] 261
  • [bonnets at the Theatre] 264
  • [madame Pasta] 267
  • [paganini] 270
  • [further Remarks on Paganini] 277
  • [late Hours at the Theatre] 280
  • [romeo and Juliet] 283
  • [henry Viii] 286
  • Appendix 289
  • Notes 293
  • Index 337
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