Updated on 2024/02/28

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MIYOSHI, Riki
 
Affiliation
Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, School of Education
Job title
Assistant Professor

Professional Memberships

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    The English Literary Society of Japan

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    Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Areas

  • English literature and literature in the English language
 

Papers

  • Animals in Restoration Theatre, 1660–1710

    Riki Miyoshi

    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research   35   52 - 68  2023.12  [Refereed]

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    ABSTRACT

    Performing animals in Restoration theatre have seldom been the focal point of research. Exceptions include Michael Burden’s “Dancing Monkeys at Dorset Garden,” which examined the possible use of live monkeys in Henry Purcell’s opera The Fairy-Queen (1692), and Rafael Portillo’s “Staging Restoration Dramas,” a portion of which is dedicated to animals on the stage. This article provides a survey of animals on the Restoration stage and demonstrates the survival of a meaningful amount of evidence to suggest that live animals were employed more often than has hitherto been believed. It further argues that animals made a significant contribution to theatrical productions of the Restoration period.

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  • “Betwixt the Acts”: Entr’acte Entertainment on the London Stage, 1660-1700

    Riki Miyoshi

    Gakujutsu Kenkyu   71 ( 71 ) 125 - 133  2023.03

  • JOSEPH HAINES AND TRAY THE DOG

    Riki Miyoshi

    NOTES AND QUERIES    2022.12  [Refereed]

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    Scopus

  • "Upon the Actors it depends too much": Scaramouche versus Moliere on the 1670s London Stage

    三好 力

    Annual Bulletin of the Johnson Society   42   19 - 25  2018

  • A Tale of Two Theatres: Theatrical Rivalry between the King’s Company and the Duke’s Company, 1668-1672

    Riki Miyoshi

    Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700   40 ( 1 ) 25 - 44  2016  [Refereed]

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  • The old commoner: Matthew Medbourne's tract of 1673

    Riki Miyoshi

    Notes and Queries   62 ( 2 ) 263 - 265  2015.06  [Refereed]

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    Scopus

  • An unpublished document relating to the restoration actor Michael Mohun

    Riki Miyoshi

    Notes and Queries   62 ( 2 ) 265 - 266  2015.06  [Refereed]

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  • “Y’are welcome to the downfal of the Stage”: Charles Killigrew and the Demise of the King’s Company, 1677-1682

    Riki Miyoshi

    Poetica: An International Journal of Linguistic-Literary Studies   84   25 - 44  2015  [Refereed]

  • 'We have this day, expell'd our Men the Stage': Dating the Prologue and Epilogue of The Parson's Wedding

    Riki Miyoshi

    EARLY THEATRE   18 ( 2 ) 119 - 123  2015  [Refereed]

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    Scholars of Restoration theatre have given contradictory accounts as to which all-female production of Thomas Killigrew's The Parson's Wedding the existing prologue and epilogue belong to. This note argues that out of the two productions in the Restoration period - the first of which took place in October 1664 and the second in June 1672 - the surviving prologue and epilogue were most likely written for the second production. Combining evidence gathered from historical records with textual analysis, this note is the first study to comprehensively investigate this conundrum.

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  • NEW LIGHT ON THOMAS KILLIGREW'S ACTIVITIES FROM 1643 TO 1647

    Riki Miyoshi

    NOTES AND QUERIES   61 ( 3 ) 387 - 388  2014.09  [Refereed]

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  • WAS THOMAS KILLIGREW A CRIPPLE? AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER FROM THOMAS KILLIGREW TO THE DUKE OF ORMONDE

    Riki Miyoshi

    NOTES AND QUERIES   61 ( 3 ) 388 - 391  2014.09  [Refereed]

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  • WHEN DID GEORGE BEESTON JOIN THE KING'S COMPANY? NEW INFORMATION IN AN UNPUBLISHED LETTER

    Riki Miyoshi

    THEATRE NOTEBOOK   68 ( 2 ) 66 - 68  2014  [Refereed]

  • SAMUEL SANDFORD AND COLLEY CIBBER: TWO PLAYERS' ACTING TECHNIQUES AND THE RISE AND FALL OF RESTORATION VILLAIN TRAGEDY ON THE LONDON STAGE FROM THE 1670S TO THE 1730S

    Riki Miyoshi

    THEATRE NOTEBOOK   68 ( 3 ) 136 - 152  2014  [Refereed]

  • Thomas Killigrew’s Early Managerial Career: Carolean Stage Rivalry in London, 1663-1668

    Riki Miyoshi

      27 ( 2 ) 13 - 33  2012  [Refereed]

  • Convert or Counterfeit: The Twin Rivals and George Farquhar’s True Attitude to Jeremy Collier’s Advice

    Riki Miyoshi

    The Round Table   ( 25 ) 77 - 104  2011

  • The Authentic Rivalry of George Powell and Robert Wilks: George Farquhar’s Opportunistic Casting Decision in The Constant Couple

    Riki Miyoshi

    Colloquia   ( 32 ) 37 - 48  2011

  • George Farquhar’s A Discourse upon Comedy: A Contribution to the Collier Controversy

    Riki Miyoshi

    The Round Table   ( 24 ) 63 - 72  2010

  • “There Scarce is Room for Satire”: George Farquhar’s Moral Move from City to Country

    Riki Miyoshi

    Colloquia   ( 31 ) 35 - 44  2010

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Research Projects

  • Entr'acte Entertainment on the London Stage, 1660-1800

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists

    Project Year :

    2018.04
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    2023.03
     

    Riki Miyoshi

  • Foreign Entertainers and English Drama in the Age of Charles II

    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up

    Project Year :

    2016.08
    -
    2018.03
     

    Miyoshi Riki

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    The Restoration period saw an unprecedented influx of foreign talent to the London stage as Charles II personally invited many of them from France and Italy. Yet there have only been a handful of studies on these foreign theatrical entertainers. For this project, I have collected information concerning foreign entertainers who were active on the London stage during the reign of Charles II and analyzed the importance of their contribution to the development of Restoration drama.

Misc

  • Review of The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725

    Riki Miyoshi

    Theatre Notebook   69 ( 1 ) 67 - 69  2015  [Refereed]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Review of Restoration Plays and Players: An Introduction

    Riki Miyoshi

    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research   30 ( 1-2 ) 175 - 176  2015  [Refereed]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Review of Rebranding Rule, 1660-1714: Restoration and Revolution Monarchy

    Riki Miyoshi

    The Oxonian Review    2014  [Refereed]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

  • Review of Thomas Killigrew and the Seventeenth-Century English Stage

    Riki Miyoshi

    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research   28 ( 1 ) 83 - 87  2013  [Refereed]

    Book review, literature introduction, etc.  

 

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Sub-affiliation

  • Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences   Graduate School of Education

Internal Special Research Projects

  • Animals on the London Stage,1660-1700

    2018  

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    I have amassed information on the use of animals on stage during the Restoration period by looking through various primary sources such as diary entries, performance calendars, plays, prologues and epilogues, and letters.