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The theater of experiment : staging natural philosophy in eighteenth-century Britain / Al Coppola.

By: Coppola, Al [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2016Description: x, 265 pages : illustration (black and white) 25 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780190269715 (cloth).Subject(s): Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Science in literature -- History -- 18th century | English drama -- Restoration, 1660-1700 -- History and criticism | English drama -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Satire, English -- History and criticism | Literature and science -- England -- History -- 18th century
Introduction -- The spectacle of experiment and the politics of virtuoso satire in the 1670s -- Retraining the virtuoso's gaze: The emperor of the moon and the Spectacles of science and politics -- Physiology, commerce and comedy: Three hours after marriage and A bold stroke for a wife -- Harlequin Newton: Faustus pantomimes and public science in the 1720s -- Modest witnesses and eager spectators: engendering enlightenment science -- Epilogue: rehearsing spectacle.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-256) and index.

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