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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #20|
|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.