Professor in British studies

Department of English, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Research expertise

British literature of the Restoration & eighteenth century; eighteenth-century British newspapers & journalism history; music, popular prints & other performance-related ephemera; David Garrick & London theatre



Drury Lane

At London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, sociability practices were realized, queried and transformed by actors and audiences. This entry describes the theatre’s physical spaces, then considers modes of sociability within the theatre, from normative theatre-going practices to disruptions such as riots.