This collection of essays sets out to challenge the dominant narrative about Victorian theatre by placing the practices and products of the Victorian theatre in relation to Victorian visual culture, through the lens of the concept of 'Ruskinian theatre', an approach to theatre which values its educative purpose as well as its aesthetic expression.
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About the Author
JIM DAVIS is Professor of Theatre Studies and Head of the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick, UK RACHEL DICKINSON is a Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, UK RICHARD FOULKES is Professor of Theatre History at the University of Leicester, UK J.A. HILTON is an independent scholar JANICE NORWOOD is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Hertfordshire, UK ANDREW LENG teaches interdisciplinary arts courses at the National University of Singapore DAVID MAYER is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Research Professor at the University of Manchester, UK ANDREW TATE is Lecturer in English Literature in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK SHEARER WEST is Professor of Art History at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction: The Victorian Stage and Visual Culture; K.Newey PART I:RUSKINAND THE THEATRE John Ruskin, Olympian Painters and the Amateur Stage; J.Richards Ruskin at the Savoy ; T.Hilton Ruskinian Moral Authority and Theatre's Ideal Woman; R.Dickinson Re-interpreting Ruskin and Browning's Dramatic 'Art-poems'; A.Leng Ruskin and the National Theatre; A.Heinrich The First Theatrical Pre-Raphaelite? Ruskin's Molière; A.Tate PART II:THE THEATREAND THEVISUALARTSINTHENINETEENTH CENTURY The Britannia Theatre: Visual Culture and the Repertoire of a Popular Theatre; J.Norwood Supernumeraries: decorating the late-Victorian stage with lots (& lots& lots) of live bodies; D.Mayer 'A truer peep at Old Venice'. The Merchant of Venice on the Victorian stage; R.Foulkes The Photographic Portraiture of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry; S.West 'Auntie, can you do that?' or 'Ibsen in Brixton': Representing the Victorian Stage through Cartoon and Caricature; J.Davis Bibliography Index