After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance


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After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance by John Glavin, 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' 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: 9780521633222
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1999
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #20
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)

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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