Flashcards in Context Deck (17)
Date the play is set?
Were the 'public' were more concerned about murder or theft?
Theft. They wanted severe punishment for crimes against property 👉💸, they were less concerned about crimes against the self🔪😵.
criminality is innate.
"if you commit a crime, you are a criminal"
Criminals are not inherently evil.
With compassion they are capable of reform.
Criminals can be reformed through exemplary justice.
E.g. Public hanging
This was the most dominant argument of the late 18th century.
David Collins - public hangings "serve as a sharp example whereas death from flogging was slow and unobserved".
how many public hangings were there in London between 1751 and 1800?
1400 people were hanged publicly in London
the playmaker quote
"the rest of the world had been lucky to miss out on these twisted, eccentric plants"
an oath criminals in cahoot late that they wont betray each other "It's the highest honour"
theatre/ acting style context
convicts act in a naturalistic way
Garrick- naturalism, affectation (classical poses), famed womaniser
embodied by Sideway in his Drury lane speech
kemble - classical - heightened
Macklin - Realism (Ralph)
civilising influence of theatre
actors getting dressed backstage
the Playmaker by
Ketch in the playmaker
the world forgives actors anything
the guy who wrote about aborigine culture
Rover Thomas, Two men dreaming