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Theatre and Popular Politics

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/9780198112501.003.0007
Theatre and Popular Politics

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This chapter discusses the issue of influence. Several contemporaries believed that the Old Price riots were actually the work of local radicals. The concept of the Old Price disorder is introduced and discussed in this chapter. It is revealed that the Old Price disorder was more than a highly controlled affair, and that the riot symbolizes the contradictions of hegemonistic control.

Keywords: Old Price riots; local radicals; Old Price disorder; riot; hegemonistic control

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights)

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