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Spectacular Disappearances : Celebrity and Privacy, 1696-1801 (Hardcover) (Julia H. Fawcett)

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The author examines celebrities during Restoration and 18th-century London and how they tried to protect their privacy through the strategy of performance she calls “overexpression,” which allowed them to invite and disrupt the public gaze by enhancing or exaggerating the features through which they might be recognized and evaluated, such as gender, sexuality, Englishness, or character. She focuses on the comedian Colley Cibber, his cross-dressing daughter Charlotte Charke, the preacher-turned-novelist Laurence Sterne, the actor David Garrick, his protégée George Anne Bellamy, and the actress, poet, and royal courtesan Mary Robinson. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Performing Arts, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: History, Privacy, Civilization
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Julia H. Fawcett
Language: English
Street Date: March 4, 2016
TCIN: 51017056
UPC: 9780472119806
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-2888
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