After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance by John GlavinAfter Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance by John Glavin

After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

byJohn Glavin

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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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.
Title:After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and PerformanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521032377

ISBN - 13:9780521032377


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.

Editorial Reviews

"The entire study is a virtuoso critical and (play) writerly preformance...brilliant and entertaining." Victorian Studies, Summer 2001