How did the stage help shape Britons’ understanding of the Napoleonic Wars? Susan Valladares’ Staging the Peninsular War: English Theatres 1807–1815 is a case study in this question. Focusing on the Peninsular War specifically, Valladares … Continue reading
Jane Wessel is an Assistant Professor of British Drama at Austin Peay State University. She has published articles in Theatre Survey and Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 and is currently working on a book project on literary property and dramatic authorship in 18th-century England. She tweets about theatre history, pedagogy, and 18th-century culture @Jane_D_Wessel.