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The Great OP War

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print January 1992 | ISBN: 9780198112501
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0003
The Great OP War

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This chapter discusses a narration of the last great theatre riot in England, which includes the improvements to the new theatre that was built in response to the complaints of the Covent Garden audience. Some of these improvements were fewer private boxes and, of course, lower prices for the pit seats.

Keywords: theatre riot; England; theatre; improvements; Covent Garden; private boxes; lower prices; pit seats

Chapter.  7232 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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