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‘Following the male gaze; Visiting the Green Room at London’s Opera House’

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The two volumes of Bernard Blackmantle’s 1826 The English Spy are part of a particular English ‘spying’ tradition, in which an observer’s eye is trained on the people and institutions of the London metropolis. Illustrated by Cruickshank, those institutions included the Opera House, more specifically, its Green Room, an image that includes ‘portraits of ten noble and distinguished patrons of the opera, with those certain daughters of Terpsichore’. The Green Rooms of London’s theatres, were not...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
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Humanities Division - Music Faculty
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