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Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture
     

Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture

by Tracy C. Davis
 

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Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for 'ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and the

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Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for 'ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and the meanings associated with and generated by them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134934461
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/11/2002
Series:
Gender in Performance
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
File size:
674 KB

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