Mr. Bligh's Bad Language, Passion, Power And Theatre On The Bounty

By: Dening, Greg

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"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history. Mr Bligh's Bad Language is an anthropological and historical study of the mutiny on the Bounty, and its role in society and culture. Throughout the book, Greg Dening draws on a wide range of intellectual influences, ending with the cinematic versions of the mutiny in the twentieth century.

Title: Mr. Bligh's Bad Language, Passion, Power And Theatre On The Bounty

Author Name: Dening, Greg

Categories: Bligh & The Bounty,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Cambridge New York: 1992

ISBN Number: 0521383706

ISBN Number 13: 9780521383707

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 000572a

Description: Remainder mark at spine . Illustrated by portraits 8vo, 445pp

Keywords: WILLIAM BLIGH HMS BOUNTY MARITIME MISCELLANEA & THE