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Hume, Robert D.

Overview
Works: 107 works in 370 publications in 3 languages and 8,104 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Literature  Drama  Festschriften  Biographies  Acting editions  Sources  Comedy plays  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: PR691, 822.409
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Most widely held works about Robert D Hume
 
Most widely held works by Robert D Hume
The development of English drama in the late seventeenth century by Robert D Hume( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full scale account of Restoration drama, following the changing patterns of drama decade by decade from 1660 to 1710. The author explores the diversity of the plays, carrying out a detailed survey of some 500 of them
Dryden's criticism by Robert D Hume( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The London theatre world, 1660-1800 by Robert D Hume( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rakish stage : studies in English drama, 1660-1800 by Robert D Hume( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fielding and the London theatre, 1728-1737 by Robert D Hume( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fielding's ten years as England's premier dramatist and theatre manager have long been neglected. This contextual study restores him to his rightful place in English theatrical history and acknowledges his pioneering accomplishments, from his fabulous success at age 23 and hard times when the Drury Lane company fell apart, to his innovations as manager of his own troupe in 1736
Producible interpretation : eight English plays, 1675-1707 by Judith Milhous( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country gentleman : a "lost" play and its background by Robert Howard( )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition makes available for the first time The Country Gentleman, a play written by Sir Robert Howard and the Duke of Buckingham, personally suppressed by King Charles II in 1669
Reconstructing contexts : the aims and principles of archaeo-historicism by Robert D Hume( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In particular, Hume flatly denies the intellectual legitimacy of 'literary history' as it is commonly practised and attempts to disentangle such history from the practice of historicism. The final chapter is devoted to a cogent discussion of how archaeo-historicism relates to various forms of contemporary theory. Although addressed primarily to literary critics, this wide-ranging and bold work will be of interest to historians and cultural critics as well
Vice Chamberlain Coke's theatrical papers, 1706-1715 by Thomas Coke( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although historians have known about the Coke papers for more than 150 years, these valuable documents have been little used because they have been in utter disarray. Hume and Milhous have fetched order from chaos, bringing to light “the financial woes of the opera and the vicious infighting among theatrical entrepreneurs” before the situa­tion stabilized in 1715. These papers provide “a treasure trove of miscellaneous information about the operation of the theatres in the early eighteenth century. The documents include rough drafts of orders by the Lord Chamberlain regulating the theatre; complaints against managers by actors, singers, and dancers; costume and sundry bills; perform­ers’ contracts; orchestra rosters; salary lists; tradesmen’s bills; financial estimates for the opera; lists of daily receipts; complaints in fractured French by angry Italian castrati about breach of contract; and the only daily box-office reports for opera that we possess for any time in London before the 1730s.” The result is a documentary history of London theatre from 1706 until 1715. The papers are arranged in chronological order on a season-to-season basis. These papers clear up many mysteries concerning “what has always been a particularly confusing period in the history of opera and theatre in London.” They will be especially helpful to drama scholars, theatre historians, and musicologists
The English mounsieur : a comedy by James Howard( Book )

16 editions published between 1674 and 1977 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian opera in late eighteenth-century London by Curtis Alexander Price( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See and seem blind, or, A critical dissertation on the publick diversions, &c. : (1732)( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A register of English theatrical documents, 1660-1737 by Judith Milhous( Book )

20 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This significant reference work is an unprecedented attempt to compile a chronological list of all documents related to the management and regulation of the theatres in England from the reopening of the playhouses in 1660 to the Licensing Act of 1737. Each of the more than four thousand entries includes the date, the location, a descriptive title, and a quotation from or a brief description of the item plus reference to other copies or printed transcriptions. The documents are various: lawsuits and the Lord Chamberlain’s manuscripts in the Public Record Office in London; manuscripts in the British Library and in the Bodleian, Folger, Huntington, and Harvard theatre collections, as well as other repositories; printed letters and pamphlets associated with particular dates or productions; and newspaper and magazine items not related to specific performances (which are covered in The London Stage)
Roscius Anglicanus by John Downes( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the London stage from the Restoration to 1706, listing performances and performers
The publication of plays in London 1660-1800 : playwrights, publishers, and the market by Judith Milhous( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A great deal of bibliographic and historical scholarship has been devoted to English drama up to 1660, but after the renaissance scholarship grows scant: late 17th-century plays have received little such attention, and 18th-century plays hardly any. This ground-breaking study by two internationally renowned scholars in theater history asks fundamental questions that have often been previously ignored - Who published plays? What was the cost of publication, the risk, and the potential profit? What did single plays cost, and what did play collections cost? How much market existed for used copies and at what prices? What did playwrights earn from publication, and how important was it to their income? What was the function of illustrations in published plays, and what can we learn from these illustrations?
Plays, poems, and miscellaneous writings associated with George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham by George Villiers Buckingham( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impresario's ten commandments : continental recruitment for Italian opera in London, 1763-64 by Curtis Alexander Price( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island princess : British Library Add. MS 15318, a semi-opera by Jeremiah Clarke( )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays, poems, and miscellaneous writings associated with George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham by George Villiers of Buckingham( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Villiers, Second Duke of Buckingham, was one of the most controversial figures of the late 17th century. He was the principal author of 'The Rehearsal' (1671), a burlesque play. This edition addresses the difficulties in both attribution and annotation that almost all of his works present
Italian opera in late eighteenth century London by Judith Milhous( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Italian opera in late eighteenth century London
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Alternative Names
Hume, Robert D.

Hume, Robert David

Hume, Robert David 1944-

Languages
English (245)

German (2)

Italian (1)