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The Opera House on the London stage

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The staging of drama in the 18th century London theatre was a process very unlike the one of today. While the prompter attended to many production details, there was no direction as such, and there was little consistent centralised control over the performances given by the actors. Further, plays, operas, and other genres were often re-worked and re-shaped during the rehearsal process, particularly if it was a new play, or an opera where the singers were exercising ‘choice of book’ by repl...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Music Faculty
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ora:7942
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