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6 - Zanga’s Colony

Revenge in Sydney, 1796–1810

from Part II - Theaters of Empire

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 November 2022

Kathleen Wilson
Affiliation:
State University of New York, Stony Brook
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The performance of Edward Young’s The Revenge in Sydney in 1796 is used as a way to recast British-Aboriginal relations in the early years of the British invasion. Sydney became an amphitheater of struggle over contending claims of British and Aboriginal authorities, Eora clans who refused to give up their lands, exiled British felons of all sexes enraged at their fates, soldiers and sailors who bewailed their exile: revenge was on many people’s minds. How was The Revenge going to be interpreted in such a setting, by such a multitude?

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Strolling Players of Empire
Theater and Performances of Power in the British Imperial Provinces, 1656–1833
, pp. 313 - 366
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Zanga’s Colony
  • Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Book: Strolling Players of Empire
  • Online publication: 11 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108786317.008
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  • Zanga’s Colony
  • Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Book: Strolling Players of Empire
  • Online publication: 11 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108786317.008
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  • Zanga’s Colony
  • Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Book: Strolling Players of Empire
  • Online publication: 11 November 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108786317.008
Available formats
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