The Resource Performing libertinism in Charles II's court : politics, drama, sexuality, Jeremy W. Webster

Performing libertinism in Charles II's court : politics, drama, sexuality, Jeremy W. Webster

Label
Performing libertinism in Charles II's court : politics, drama, sexuality
Title
Performing libertinism in Charles II's court
Title remainder
politics, drama, sexuality
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy W. Webster
Title variation
Performing libertinism in Charles the Second's court
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Performing Libertinism in Charles II's Court: Politics, Drama, Sexuality examines the performative nature of Restoration libertinism by reading reports of libertine activities and texts of libertine plays within the context of the fraternization between George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Sir Charles Sedley, Sir George Etherege, and William Wycherley. Webster argues that libertines, both real and imagined, performed traditionally secretive acts, including excessive drinking, sex, sedition, and sacrilege, in the public sphere. This eruption of the private into the public challenged a Stuart ideology that distinguished between the nation's public life and the king's and his subjects' private consciences. Although this eruption was contained by the early 1680s, the libertine performances this book analyzes nevertheless played an important part in the history of English radicalism
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
822/.409353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR698.L52
LC item number
W43 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Performing libertinism in Charles II's court : politics, drama, sexuality, Jeremy W. Webster
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral, University of Tennessee)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-243) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Performing Libertinism: An Introduction * Producing Libertine Politics: The Rehearsal * Staging Libertine Conduct: Love in a Wood, The Gentleman Dancing-Master, and The Country Wife * Scripting Libertine Tricksters: The Man of Mode and The Plain Dealer * Enacting Libertine Isolation: Antony and Cleopatra and The Tragedy of Valentinian * Censuring Libertine Sexuality: Sodom * Conclusion
Control code
ocn560464269
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281368447
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781403980281
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
302845
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22916763
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560464269
  • pebcs128136844X

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