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Worrall, David

Works: 34 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 2,916 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Manuscripts  Poetry  Bibliography  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR4144, 821.7
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Most widely held works about David Worrall
Most widely held works by David Worrall
The Urizen books by William Blake( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Lambeth in the 1790's, against a background of war and revolution in the American colonies and in Europe, and at home the denial of civil liberties and emergent radicalism, William Blake composed three uncompromising books in illuminated printing with which to present alternative accounts of creation and the beginning of social and religious oppression. These books are chapters from Blake's 'Bible of Hell'. Urizen, the Book of Los and Ahania set out to describe the dissemination of the autocratic mythology of Urizen, Blake's inflexibly rationalist and myopic law-giver. The message is often obscure but it is a feature of this edition that much of Blake's meaning is recovered by relating his words and images to the events and circumstances with which he and his few early readers were familiar. The works stand, more than has subsequently been thought, as Blake's sensible and considered response to the difficult times of their composition
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 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Worrall uncovers the role of stage censorship during the Romantic period and those who struggled against it. He deals with the complex vitality of Romantic theatrical culture and its politicisation at all levels
The politics of Romantic theatricality, 1787-1832 : the road to the stage by David Worrall( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 301 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
Radical culture : discourse, resistance, and surveillance, 1790-1820 by David Worrall( Book )
11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historicizing Blake by S. H Clark( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 290 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 in the nineties ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harlequin empire : race, ethnicity and the drama of the popular Enlightenment by David Worrall( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 265 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."--BOOK JACKET
Blake, nation, and empire ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 253 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
Celebrity, performance, reception : British Georgian theatre as social assemblage by David Worrall( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 186 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
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 18 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 small Titanic : a book about Chris Orr's prints, paintings and drawings 1990-1994 by Chris Orr( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake's illuminated books by William Blake( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banana War or Trade War? ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper examines the latest developments in the trade tensions between the United States and the European Union. It first focuses on the so-called "banana war", which finds its origin in the US attempts to open up European markets, which afford a favourable tariff regime and protective quotas to bananas from ACP countries. It then addresses the issues of EU rules in the field of noise pollution caused by aeroplanes as well as the recent conflict over beef imports and the use of growth hormones by US cattle farmers. The conclusion argues that the deterioration of the transatlantic relationship is a crucial test for the credibility and very ethos of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).--SCAD summary
Glass games by David Worrall( )
1 edition published in 1981 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radical culture : discourse, resistance and surveillance, 1789-1820 by David Worrall( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Urizen books : the first book of Urizen : The book of Ahania : The book of Los by William Blake( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blake's illuminated books. The first book of Urizen, The book of Ahania, The book of Los by William Blake( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Anthology of Australian music on disc [third series] ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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