Sense and Sensation

Sense and Sensation

English Culture in the Eighteenth Century

Streaming Video - 2005
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Adapted from his book, The Pleasures of the Imagination, this lavish exploration of the arts in eighteenth-century London is presented by historian John Brewer. Illustrated with period prints and paintings, along with artful reenactments of London cultural life, the program considers the world of commerce and celebrity in which Georgian culture was created-a world with many parallels to today. Brewer relates the remarkable stories of entrepreneur Jonathan Tyers and his Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; literature, gallery, and theater aficionado Anna Larpent; thespian legend David Garrick; Samuel Johnson and his Literary Club; and John Gay and The Beggar's Opera.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2002.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital.

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