By O. Johnson

ISBN-10: 1137099615

ISBN-13: 9781137099617

ISBN-10: 1349735841

ISBN-13: 9781349735846

History, they are saying, has a grimy tongue. relating to colonial theatre in the USA, what we all know approximately functionality has come from the detractors of theatre and never its manufacturers. but this doesn't account for the flourishing theatrical circuit confirmed among 1760 and 1776. This examine explores the culture's social aid of the theatre.

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Consider Sauthier's map of New Bern, the seat of the colonial governor: trees, woods, forests, one lone road, a hundred houses, and more trees, woods, and forests. How cultivated a space might seem a tidy English garden of the governor's palace against the woods that not border, but occupy and overwhelm most of the map of New Bern that Sauthier drew. How cultivated a space might seem a playhouse? Figure 3 1769 Map of Halifax, North Carolina by Claude Joseph Sauthier. Courtesy British Library ~ "-l 47 48 Absence and Memory "THE BEST ACTOR ON THE AMERICAN STAGE" The new governor's influence was felt in many ways while his palace was in the building.

Sauthier's maps are a to-do list of everything that needs to get done. Consider Sauthier's map of New Bern, the seat of the colonial governor: trees, woods, forests, one lone road, a hundred houses, and more trees, woods, and forests. How cultivated a space might seem a tidy English garden of the governor's palace against the woods that not border, but occupy and overwhelm most of the map of New Bern that Sauthier drew. How cultivated a space might seem a playhouse? Figure 3 1769 Map of Halifax, North Carolina by Claude Joseph Sauthier.

Douglass retained two additional theatres in Jamaica, in Kingston and in Spanish Town. After his death, his widow Mary Douglass remarried and sold the playhouse in Kingston. A decade later, his son-in-law, Hyacinth Daly, petitioned the city to recover back rent on the theatre in Spanish Town, being the only surviving heir. 43 Rental notices also provide indirect evidence of Douglass's playhouses in the smaller hamlets of Norfolk and Petersburg, Virginia, of which we know little else. Permanent theatres at both of these sites have hitherto only been the subject of speculation, but diary entries of several itinerant Methodist preachers reveal rental arrangements for the playhouses in Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Petersburg.

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