i N d e x
Abolition Act of 1833, 214
Abolition Day, 255
abolitionism, 38, 145, 184–85, 196, 198, 250,
252–55, 258
absolute property, 8, 117–18, 121–23, 125,
223. See also property
Actor- Boy, 211–12, 218, 220. See also
Jonkonnu
actors: African American, 28, 224–25, 227,
229, 240, 246; American, 225; Brit-
ish, 20; casting of, 44; female, 91, 128;
Jonkonnu, 207, 211–12; nationality and,
20; St. Domingue refugee, 148–49, 162,
180–81; touring British, 166; white, 28,
229. See also Actor- Boy; Aldridge, Ira;
Cheer, Margaret; Dibdin, Charles;
Dixon, George Washington; Edgar,
Hayden; Forrest, Edwin; Macready,
William Charles; Rice, Thomas Dart-
mouth; Savigny, John Horatio
aesthetics, 182, 188–89, 202, 207–10, 214,
254; Atlantic world and, 17, 27; black
tradition and, 18, 152, 164, 182–83,
209–11; creole commons and, 199;
dandyism and, 199, 210, 218, 256;
performative commons and, 18, 20, 22,
26, 29, 33, 129, 201, 205, 213; politics and,
9–10, 21, 27, 49, 91; print public sphere
and, 169; sovereignty and, 211; theatre
and, 21, 26, 124
Africa, 31, 34, 52, 56, 58, 218, 243, 252;
Africanization, 204; slave labor and, 15,
35–36, 99–100, 103–4, 113, 151, 167, 170,
172, 184
African Americans, 55; actors, 28, 224–25,
227, 229, 240, 246; theatre attendance of,
11, 51–52, 140–41
African Grove, 225–27, 229, 246
African Theatre Company, 224, 225, 227,
229–30, 241–47
Agamben, Giorgio, 132
Aikman, William, 191
Alderson, Robert, 145
Aldridge, Ira, 213, 231
Alger, William Rounseville, 237
Alexander, Jeffrey, 89
a- linguistic relations, 155, 158, 159–60
a- literacy, 14, 19, 139
Amboyna (Dryden), 95
Amboyna “Massacre”: 67–69, 84–86, 95–96
American Company of Comedians, 25,
116, 176
American Revolution, 2, 20–21, 44, 143,
148, 170, 236
Anderson, Benedict, 14, 89
André (Dunlap), 20
Anglo- Dutch Wars, 68, 71, 95
Annus Mirabilis (Dryden), 95
anti- abolitionism, 225, 250, 252–55. See also
abolitionism
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