After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

by John Glavin, Glavin John
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521032377

ISBN-13: 9780521032377

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

John Glavin offers both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. Through close study of text and context Glavin uncovers a richly ambivalent, often unexpectedly hostile, relationship between Dickens and the theater and theatricality of his own time, and shows how Dickens'

Overview

John Glavin offers both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. Through close study of text and context Glavin uncovers a richly ambivalent, often unexpectedly hostile, relationship between Dickens and the theater and theatricality of his own time, and shows how Dickens' novels can be seen as a form of counter performance. Yet Glavin also explores the performative potential in Dickens' fiction, and describes new ways to stage that fiction in emotionally powerful, critically acute adaptations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521032377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Note on the text; Introduction; Part I. Set Up: 1. Dickens, adaptation and Grotowski; 2. … as upon a theatre; Part II. Flashback: 3. … to be a Shakespeare; 4. Exit: 'the sanguine mirage'; Part III. Resolution: 5. How to do it; 6. Coda; Notes; References; Index.

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