Henry Fielding and the London theatre, 1728-1737

  title={Henry Fielding and the London theatre, 1728-1737},
  author={R. Hume},
Fielding has been much studied as a novelist and is generally considered to have had an undistinguished career as a playwright. By 1737, however, he had become the most dominant professional playwright since Dryden. He was the manager of his own troupe at the Little Haymarket in 1736 and was becoming known as a topical and political satirist when his theatrical career ended abruptly as a result of Walpole's Licensing Act. This work examines his career as playwright and manager when he… Expand
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