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The Long and the Short of General John Burgoyne's Maid of the Oaks

ByPaul V Williams

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The remarkable story of the eighteenth century events of the fete champetre at 'The Oaks', home of the earl of Derby, organised by General John Burgoyne. The fete was to celebrate the betrothal of Edward Stanley, future heir to the Stanley fortune and the earldom, to society bride, Elizabeth Hamilton. The fete was a colossal extravaganza, immortalised in Burgoyne's first published play 'The Maid of the Oaks'. The play, much revised by the legendary David Garrick, opened at London's Drury Lane Theatre in November 1774. The book contains three versions of the play and brings to life the colourful characters and players.

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Publication Date
Aug 18, 2007
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Paul V Williams

Specifications

Pages
236
Binding
Linen Wrap
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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