Thomas Sheridan's career and influence : an actor in earnest / Conrad Brunström.

This book considers the varied careers of controversial Irish adventurer Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) in terms of a continuum of phonocentrist obsession. Variously employed as an actor-manager, elocutionist, lecturer and educational theorist, Sheridan believed that the key to Irish national renewal a...

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Main Author: Brunström, Conrad, 1968-
Corporate Author: Bucknell University Press.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Lewisburg [Pa.] : Bucknell University Press : Co-published with Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, ©2011.
Series:Transits (Bucknell University)
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This book considers the varied careers of controversial Irish adventurer Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) in terms of a continuum of phonocentrist obsession. Variously employed as an actor-manager, elocutionist, lecturer and educational theorist, Sheridan believed that the key to Irish national renewal and European cultural revival was the cultivation of the spoken word. His stewardship of the Smock Alley Theater in Dublin was marked by considerable innovation along with bitter controversy. His lectures on oratory provoked admiration and ridicule in roughly equal measure, yet he would have a profou.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 151 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781611480399
1611480396