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A history most satirical, bawdy, lewd and offensive

A history most satirical, bawdy, lewd and offensive 2011 Rude Britannia

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Summary

Series exploring British traditions of satire and bawdy and lewd humour begins in the early 18th century and finds in Georgian Britain a nation openly and shockingly rude. it includes a look at the graphic art of Hogarth, Gillray, Rowlandson and Cruikshank and the theatrical world of John Gay and Henry Fielding. Singer Lucie Skeaping helps show the Georgian taste for lewd and bawdy ballads, and there is a dip into the literary tradition of rude words via Pope, Swift, Byron and Sterne.

Item Type: Off-air recording
Title: A history most satirical, bawdy, lewd and offensive
Series Name: Rude Britannia
Transmission date: 29 January 2011
Channel: BBC4
Running time: 60 minutes
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 15:44
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2013 20:41
Additional Information: This recording is to be used only for educational and non-commercial purposes under the terms of the ERA Licence.
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22775

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