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Contents Introduction: The Supplementation of Imperial Sovereignty Part I. Ethnographic Acts 1. Empire's Vicious Expenses: Samuel Foote's The Nabob and the Credit Crisis of 1772 2. "As Much as Science can Approach Barbarity": Pantomimical Ethnography in Part II.Women and the Trials of Imperial Masculinity 3. Inchbald's Indies: Meditations on Despotism circa 1784 4. The Raree Show of Impeachment 5. Molière's Old Woman: Judging and Being Judged with Fanny Burney Part III. A Theatre of Perpetual War 6. Starke Reforms: Martial Masculinity and the Perils of Indianization 7. War and Pre-Cinema: Tipu Sultan and the Allure of Mechanical Display Afterword: Recreational Alterity Notes Index
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English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Imperialism in literature.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Theater -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.
Political plays, English -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Political aspects -- England -- London.
Colonies in literature.