Eighteenth Century Drama

Eighteenth Century Drama is a unique archive of almost every play submitted for license between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. It includes primary sources covering the following themes: Censorship and politics; satire, political endorsement, and social commentary; celebrity culture and fashion; the rise and development of the opera in British theatre; the business and legalities of theatre; women in eighteenth century drama and society; key figures in theatre; staging, technology, and performance; representations of conflict, war, race, religion and historical events in drama; and representations of domestic, familial, and pastoral scenes in drama.