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 University Press New York: 1992

ISBN Number: 0-521-38370-6

ISBN Number 13: 9780521383707

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 009304I

Description: Minor edgewear, corners bumped. Tight, unmarked copy with illustrations