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

After Dickens is both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a historical inquiry into Dickens's relation to the theatre and theatricality of his own time, and uncovers a much more ambivalent, often hostile, relationship than has hitherto been noticed.…  See more details below

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After Dickens is both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a historical inquiry into Dickens's relation to the theatre and theatricality of his own time, and uncovers a much more ambivalent, often hostile, relationship than has hitherto been noticed. In this context, Dickens's novels can be seen as a form of counter-performance, one which would allow the author to perform without being seen or scrutinized. But Glavin also explores the paradoxically rich performative potential in Dickens's 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
Introduction1
Pt. ISet up
1Dickens, adaptation and Grotowski13
2... as upon a theatre47
Pt. IIFlashback
3... to be a Shakespeare83
4Exit: "the sanguine mirage"118
Pt. IIIResolution
5How to do it155
6Coda189
Notes209
References216
Index223

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