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Communities of Production: Eighteenth-Century Acting Companies

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... as ‘contagious’ as moral uplift among audience members, and various legal instruments, ranging from the English 1737 Licensing Act to the 1752 Act for Regulating Places of Public Entertainment (25 Geo II, c. xxxvi) attempted to curtail the number...

Picturing Work

A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

2

... instead as one practicing arts which will later enable her to flirt with men. Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, The Young Schoolmistress, c. 1736. London, National Gallery. Required credit: © The National Gallery, London,...

The Economy of Work

A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

2

... In parts of Europe this occurred in an intensive way, that is, with productivity increases. Output per unit of land and labor increased in what scholars have called the “agricultural revolution”: “The years from c. 1750 to c. 1850 witnessed...