Major publications include: The Publication of Plays in London, 1660-1800: Playwrights, Publishers, and the Market, with Robert D. Hume, developed from the 2011 Panizzi Lectures at the British Library. Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London (Clarendon Press, 1995, 2001) vol. 1 with Hume and Curtis Price, vol. 2 with Gabriella Dideriksen and Hume; A Register of English Theatrical Documents, 1660-1737 (with Hume, Southern Illinois University Press, 1991); Producible Interpretation: Eight English Plays, 1675-1707 (with Hume, Southern Illinois University Press, 1985); and Thomas Betterton and the Management of Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1695-1708 (Southern Illinois University Press, 1979). Specializations: British Drama and Theatre, especially 17th-18th century; Theatre History and Historiography.
Italian Opera in Late Eighteenth-Century London: Volume 2: The Pantheon Opera and its Aftermath 1789-1795
Judith Milhous, distinguished professor of theatre at The Graduate Center, has co-authored a second volume on Italian opera in London, covering the period of the Pantheon Opera and its aftermath. The discovery of six cartons of previously unknown manuscripts made it possible to re-write a little understood chapter in the musical and cultural life of London. The result is both the dramatic tale of a theatrical venture-featuring characters such as Mozart and Haydn and tales of intrigue, blackmail, and arson-as well as a detailed analysis of the opera and ballet repertoire, personnel records, staging practices, and the finances of the company.
Published April 2022
Oxford University Press, 2001