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George Colman the Elder and the late eighteenth-century theatre audience

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The thesis places Colman in his historical setting and establishes a causal relationship between his managerial policies and theatre economics. Examining the years of his management of Covent Garden (1767 - 1774), the thesis posits that Colman made artistic choices in deference to the economic domination of the audience. The economic analysis of Covent Garden's finances is based upon the data available in the Covent Garden Account Books held by the British Museum.

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University of Oxford
This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1986
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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