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Satire and embodiment: allegorical romance on stage and page in mid-eighteenth-century Britain

Abstract:

Theatrical presentation of character relies on embodiment and mimesis where the novel constructs plausible character through the diegetic presentation of consciousness and action. This article argues that, with the introduction of stage censorship in the 1730s, allegorical prose romance mediates the transition from theatrical to novelistic modes of rendering plausible embodied character. Theatre and the novel in the mid-eighteenth century share a preoccupation with the relation of embodiment ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3138/ecf.27.3.631

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Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
McMaster University Publisher's website
Journal:
Eighteenth-Century Fiction Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
3–4
Pages:
631-660
Publication date:
2015-07-05
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EISSN:
1911-0243
ISSN:
0840-6286
Pubs id:
pubs:642340
URN:
uri:0cf37df5-4331-44d3-b41a-c16ecd31791e
UUID:
uuid:0cf37df5-4331-44d3-b41a-c16ecd31791e
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pubs:642340

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