PhD candidate in English cultural history

Faculty of English, University of Oxford

Research expertise

Eighteenth-century theatrical ephemera; female performances; short afterpiece drama; classical adaptation; the relationship between the theatre and visual culture


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More than just simple adverts for the theatres, the ‘playbill’ or ‘bill of the play’ had a significant role in sociability throughout the eighteenth century. On the London stage, in provincial theatres, and even in private theatricals, playbills were an established mode of communication between the theatre and their audiences.