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Volume 31, Issue 1 (Summer 2016)


  • “Is this my native country?”: Reviving Elizabeth Inchbald’s Every One Has His Fault in Postcolonial Philadelphia” by Jennie MacDonald
  • “‘I will wear my heart upon my sleeve’: Haunted Stages in Frances Burney’s Camilla” by Beth Kowaleski Wallace
  • “‘Write as I bid you’: Eruptive Baroque Aesthetics in Wycherley’s The Country Wife” by Royce Best

Theatre Notes:

  • “Manuscript of Unpublished Restoration Comedy, The Dutch Lady, Located at Boston Public Library” by Joseph F. Stephenson

Theatre Reviews:

  • Recent Performances of Behn, Shadwell, and Dryden; reviewed by Derek Hughes
    • The Rover by Aphra Behn, directed by Loveday Ingram, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
    • Bury-Fair by Thomas Shadwell, directed by John Baxter, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
    • Amphitryon by John Dryden, directed by Michael Cordner, University of York
  • The Busy Body: A Comedy by Susanna Centlivre, directed by John Sipes, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; reviewed by Judith Bailey Slagle
  • The Dutch Lady, Anon.; The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-on-Avon; reviewed by Jessica Munns
  • Xerxes by George Frideric Handel; conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny, directed by James Conway, English Touring Opera, Exeter; reviewed by Gillian Manning
  • School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, directed by Marc Vietor, New York, NY; reviewed by Srividhya Swaminathan
  • The Masks of Aphra Behn by Claire Louise Amias, directed by Pradeep Jey, London; reviewed by Angela Escott
  • Sancho: An Act of Remembrance by Paterson Joseph, co-directed by Simon Godwin, Pemberley Productions with the Oxford Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY; reviewed by Kristina Huang
  • Yarico, directed by Emily Gray, Trestle Theatre Company, London; reviewed by Angela Escott
  • Queen Anne by Helen Edumundson, directed by Natalie Abrahami, Swan Theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; reviewed by
    Gabriella Infante

Book Reviews:

  • Eighteenth-Century Brechtians: Theatrical Satire in the Age of Walpole by Joel
    Schechter. Reviewed by Claude Rawson
  • Masque and Opera in England, 1656–1688 by Andrew Walkling. Reviewed by James A. Winn
  • Staging History, 1780-1840 edited by Michael Burden, Wendy Heller,
    Jonathan Hicks, and Ellen Lockhart. Reviewed by Tim Keenan
  • Theatre and the Novel from Behn to Fielding by Anne F. Widmayer. Reviewed by Claude Rawson
  • Restoration Staging, 1660-74 by Tim Keenan. Reviewed by Juan A. Prieto-Pablos

Database Reviews:

  • “Getting Lost in the Digital Archive.” Eighteenth-Century Drama: Censorship,
    Society, and the Stage. Reviewed by Tonya-Marie Howe