by Anthony Denning, edited & extended by Paul Ranger
First placing Cotswold theatre in the context of Georgian provincial theatre in general, this study concentrates on the theatre in Cirencester and the circuit run by John Boles Watson and his family from headquarters in Cheltenham including management, repertoire, and performers ranging from the Siddons and the other Kembles and Charlotte Charke to child stars Master Betty and Miss Fisher and tightrope walker John Richer.
Hardback, 272pp, 25 illus, 1 map, (1993), ISBN 085430 054 6, £15 ($30) inc. p&p.
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