Vol. 74, No. 1
pp. 1-62, 2020
Kitty Clive: Her Birth and Marriage Dates
Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson
Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson have written extensively on seventeenth and eighteenth century singers and theatre performers for journals and for Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Here they examine the evidence for Kitty Clive’s date of birth and marriage, and also her parents’ birth and christening dates, with illustrations from the Westminster and London Metropolitan Archives.
Seventeenth century English Rope Dancers in the Low Countries
J.P Vander Motten and Michiel Roscam Abbing
J.P. Vander Motten is emeritus professor of English Literature at Ghent University and has published extensively on the life and works of Sir William Killigrew, his brother Thomas, and other notable Restoration theatre people. Michiel Roscam Abbing is an independent scholar who works and lives in Amsterdam, and a guest curator at The Rembrandt House museum. They examine the phenomenon of English rope dancers and acrobats working in the seventeenth century Netherlands, with evidence from contemporary accounts, legal contracts and many other documents.
Dukeys, Gaffs and Shop Shows: Seeing the Penny Theatre in a Different Light
Ann Featherstone is a retired lecturer in theatre and performance history at the University of Manchester, and edited The Journals of Sidney Race for the 2007 STR Annual Publication. She has published on Victorian Pantomime, the Victorian Clown, and the Portable Theatre. In this extensive article she examines the unlicensed cheap theatres and entertainment venues that proliferated in London of the mid- to late-nineteenth century.
David Garrick and the Mediation of Celebrity
Screening the Royal Shakespeare Company: A Critical History
Devising Theatre with Stan's Café
Mark Crossley and James Yarker
Women, Performance and the Material of Memory: The Archival Tourist, 1780-1915
Kitty Clive: Her Birth and Marriage Dates *** Seventeenth-century English Rope Dancers in the Low Countries *** Dukeys, Gaffs and Shop Shows: Seeing the Penny Theatre in a Different Light