The Performing Century / Edition 1

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This collection of specially commissioned essays offers the latest research on a broad array of nineteenth-century performance genres, lucidly written, by leading scholars in the field. It will be of interest to students of historiography, theatre history, British popular culture, and leisure studies.

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"The diverse and provocative intellectual content of The Performing Century provides the reader with much that can be savored." —Alan Fischler, Le Moyne College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230572560
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Redefining British Theatre History Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

BJÖRN HETTNE is Professor Emeritus, School of Global studies, Goteborg University, Sweden.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History--P.Holland
• Introduction: The Performing Society--T.C.Davis & P.Holland
• What Are Faries For?--T.C.Davis
• Communal Performances: Royal Ritual, Revolution, and National Acts--E.Allen
• George Edwardes and Musical Comedy: The Transformations of London Theatre and Society, 1878-1914--T.Postlewait
• PART II: PERFORMANCE ANXIETIES Nation and Neighbourhood, Jews and Englishmen: Location and Theatrical Ideology in the Theatre of Victorian London--H.Holder
• Theatre History and Capital on the Victorian Stage--J.Moody
• Modernity, Geography and Historiography: (Re)-Mapping Irish Theatre History on the Nineteenth Century--M.Phelan
• PART III: REPERTOIRES The Death of Tragedy--or, the Birth of Melodrama--J.N.Cox
• Fitting the Bill: Acting out the Season of 1813/14 at the Sans Pareil--G.Bush-Bailey
• Charles Mathews, Low Comedian, and the Intersections of Romantic Ideology--E.Ziter
• The Persistence of Closet Drama: Theory, History, Form--C.Burroughs
• Shakespeare and the Music Hall--R.Schoch What is a Play? Drama and the Victorian Circus--J.Bratton
• Index

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