Jewishness and the Covent Garden OP War: Satiric Perceptions of John Philip Kemble

Baker, James (2013) Jewishness and the Covent Garden OP War: Satiric Perceptions of John Philip Kemble. Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film, 40 (1). pp. 36-57. ISSN 1748-3727. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Between 6 and 14 October 1809 Jewish boxers were employed by the management of Covent Garden theatre to curtail the Old Price (OP) war. The significance of this phase of rioting far outweighs its brevity, for accusations that actor-manager John Philip Kemble hired the Jewish boxers underpinned his representation for the remainder of the conflict – often at the expense of chronologically accurate narratives of the OP war. This article explores textual and visual commentaries on the conflict to demonstrate how contemporaries placed the OP war into narratives of racial conspiracy taking place beyond the physical boundaries of theatric space.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Covent Garden, theatre riots, Kemble, Georgian London, Old Price
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Baker
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 11:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 14:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29771 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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