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Worrall, David

Overview
Works: 22 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Manuscripts  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN2044.G62, 821.7
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Most widely held works by David Worrall
Theatric revolution : drama, censorship and Romantic period subcultures, 1773-1832 by David Worrall( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theatre and drama of the late Georgian period have been the focus of a number of recent studies, but such work has tended to ignore its social and political contexts. Theatric Revolution redresses the balance by considering the role of stage censorship during the Romantic period, an era otherwise associated with the freedom of expression. Looking beyond the Royal theatres at Covent Garden and Drury Lane which have dominated most recent accounts of the period, this book examines the day-to-day workings of the Lord Chamberlain's Examiner of Plays and shows that radicalized groups of individuals continuously sought ways to evade the suppression of both playhouses and dramatic texts."--Publisher's website
Radical culture : discourse, resistance, and surveillance, 1790-1820 by David Worrall( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England was a spy culture in the years 1790 through 1820. Restriction, regulation and surveillance formed the dominant discursive context. Ultra-radical artisans developed a discourse based on the revolutionary ideology of Thomas Spence which proposed the corporate ownership of land and the overthrow of the Government by physical force. The Spenceans were considered the most radical of the political groups active during this period, with William Blake, Jeremy Bentham, and Percy Shelley the best known of those spied upon for suspected Spencean activities."--BOOK JACKET. "This book outlines the battle between repressive sedition laws and the radicals whose weapon was the written and spoken word. David Worrall explores the discursive context of the campaigns against sedition in the 1790s, Colonel Despard's intended coup of 1802, the Spa Fields rising of 1816, the planned Bartholomew Fair insurrection of 1817 and the debacle of the 1820 Cato Street conspiracy. He recovers a lost artisan culture recorded by the spies, moles and informers who infiltrated the organizations, debating clubs and taverns where radical speakers called for violent revolution, examining for the first time the speeches, conversations, songs, poems, pamphlets, letters, handbills, trials, interrogations, and arrests which constituted the resistance to the Government's regulation of discourse."--BOOK JACKET. "Radical Culture features a sympathetic portrait of these revolutionaries gleaned almost entirely from the records of the government spies who helped put them in jail. Worrall brings to life the ultra radicals, dramatizing what they said, how they reacted under extreme conditions of arrest or impending execution, and even how the Government hounded them in their last hours of life."--BOOK JACKET
Blake in the nineties by S. H Clark( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of Romantic theatricality, 1787-1832 : the road to the stage by David Worrall( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This much-needed new study examines the emergence of a distinctive public sphere of drama largely set apart from the royal patent theatres of Covent Garden, Drury Lane and the Haymarket. London's theatrical spaces of the Olympic Theatre, Royal Coburg and Davis's Amphitheatre, alongside a range of urban private theatres on the edge of legality, provided a vibrant contemporary theatricality. The London bakers' apprentices, hackney scribes, shopmen and girls who took to the stage of the minor private theatre supplied the cultural context for the attacks on the Cockney school of poetry. Worrall's fascinating glimpse of this hidden world also includes an analysis of the East End Royalty Theatre, where black masked harlequins negotiated conciliatory representations of slavery to accomodate their racially diverse audience. A major contribution to our understanding of the theatre of the period, this timely book will be of interest to students and scholars of Romanticism and theatre studies
Historicizing Blake by S. H Clark( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historicizing Blake puts Blake back into the cultural context of his times. These new essays by both established and younger scholars readdress Blake's contemporary milieu after the neglect of ten years of post-structuralist, reader-orientated methodology. What analogies can be drawn between Blake and such previously neglected figures as William Hamilton Reid and Garnet Terry? How does Blake redeploy conventions of scientific atomism, illustrate the Book of Enoch or handle the discrepancy between commerce and pastoral? Does Blake reflect or challenge eighteenth-century historical or alchemical tradition? What was the status of engraving in the Royal Academy? How has current scholarship defeminized The Book of Thel? By employing notions of history wider than the purely 'literary', and featuring an important new essay by Iain McCalman, the foremost historian of the subculture of the period, Historicizing Blake represents a significant contribution towards the re-historicizing of Romanticism
Blake, nation, and empire by David Worrall( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake, Nation and Empire challenges the orthodoxy of the politics of William Blake as exclusively radical, defined by his participation in the revolutionary ferment of the 1790s. It examines his work in the context of emergent discourses of nation and empire, and of the construction of a public sphere, and restores the longevity to his artistic career by placing particular emphasis on his output in the 1820s. Relevant contexts include technology, sentimentalism, Ireland and Catholic Emancipation, missionary prospectuses and body politics. Blake's work is shown not only to be complexly embedded in the culture of his time but also to prefigure and contest the imperial century of pax Britannica. This exciting and timely new volume brings together scholars at the forefront of Romantic and Blake studies, and helps further the interactions between the private vision and the public discourses of nation and empire
Harlequin empire : race, ethnicity and the drama of the popular Enlightenment by David Worrall( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harlequin Empire explores the presentation of foreign cultures and ethnicities on the popular British stage from 1750 to 1840. Under the 1737 Licensing Act, Covent Garden, Drury Lane and regional Theatres Royal held a monopoly on the dramatic canon. Excluded from polite dramatic discourse, non-patent theatres produced harlequinades, melodrama, pantomimes and spectacles. Worrall argues that this illegitimate stage was the site for a plebeian Enlightenment. Discussions about natural and civil rights, voyage and discovery, and Britain's relationship with other cultures were relentlessly enacted."--Jacket
Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage by David Worrall( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1800 London had as many theatre seats for sale as the city's population. This was the start of the capital's rise as a centre for performing arts. Bringing to life a period of extraordinary theatrical vitality, David Worrall re-examines the beginnings of celebrity culture amidst a monopolistic commercial theatrical marketplace. The book presents an innovative transposition of social assemblage theory into performance history. It argues that the cultural meaning of drama changes with every change in the performance location. This theoretical model is applied to a wide range of archival materials including censor's manuscripts, theatre ledger books, performance schedules, unfamiliar play texts and rare printed sources. By examining prompters' records, box office receipts and benefit night takings, the study questions the status of David Garrick, Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean, and recovers the neglected actress, Elizabeth Younge, and her importance to Edmund Burke
Childe Harold's pilgrimage : a critical, composite edition, presenting photographic evidence of the author's revisions, rearrangement, and replacements, stanza by stanza, and canto by canto by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historicizing Blake( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Bond : the authorized guide to the world of 007 by Lee Pfeiffer( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis en evolutie van de James Bond films van 'Dr. No' tot en met 'The World is not enough'
The Urizen books by William Blake( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new companion to the gothic by David Punter( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now thoroughly expanded and updated, this Companion provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history, and its geneology. The volume offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned
Blake's illuminated books. The Urizen books : The first book of Urizen; The book of Ahania; The book of Los by William Blake( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949 the William Blake Trust was founded to bring Blake's rare Illuminated Books to a wider general audience through the publication of superbly produced facsimiles. Recent advances in printing and reproduction technology now enable the Trust to fulfill their mandate. The originals have been newly and meticulously photographed and the best modern technology has been applied to ensure that the plates are reproduced as faithfully as possible. ~ Publisher description
Blake's illuminated books. All religions are one, There is no natural religion, the book of Thel, the marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the daughters of Albion by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thel in Africa : William Blake and the post-colonial, post-Swedenborgian female subject by David Worrall( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Lambeth prophecies by William Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Politics of Romantic Theatricality, 1787- 832 : the Road to the Stage by David Worrall( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book sets out the political and cultural conditions regulating dramatic writing during an era of censorship and monopolistic royal theatres. Using a range of plays and manuscripts, it argues for the centrality of burletta, the theatrical locus of the attacks on the Cockney school of poetry and the vitality of the metropolitan dramatic scene
 
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Theatric revolution : drama, censorship and Romantic period subcultures, 1773-1832
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Blake in the ninetiesThe politics of Romantic theatricality, 1787-1832 : the road to the stageBlake, nation, and empireHarlequin empire : race, ethnicity and the drama of the popular EnlightenmentThe essential Bond : the authorized guide to the world of 007The Urizen booksBlake's illuminated books. The Urizen books : The first book of Urizen; The book of Ahania; The book of LosThe Lambeth prophecies