The Performing Century: Nineteenth-century Theatre's History by T. DavisThe Performing Century: Nineteenth-century Theatre's History by T. Davis

The Performing Century: Nineteenth-century Theatre's History

byT. DavisEditorP. Holland

Paperback | January 1, 2007

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This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be.
EMILY ALLEN is Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, USA JACKY BRATTON is Professor of Theatre and Cultural History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK CATHERINE BURROUGHS is Professor of English at Wells College and Visiting Lecturer in English at Cornell University, USA GILLI BUSH-BAILEY is Senior Lecturer in D...
Title:The Performing Century: Nineteenth-century Theatre's HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:271 pagesPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1349364304

ISBN - 13:9781349364305

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Series Introduction: Redefining British Theatre History; P.Holland Introduction: The Performing Society; T.C.Davis & P.Holland PART I: PERFORMANCE OCCASIONS Boxing Day; J.Davis What Are Faries For?; T.C.Davis Communal Performances: Royal Ritual, Revolution, and National Acts; E.Allen George Edwardes and Musical Comedy: The Transformations of London Theatre and Society, 1878-1914; T.Postlewait PART II: PERFORMANCE ANXIETIES Nation and Neighbourhood, Jews and Englishmen: Location and Theatrical Ideology in the Theatre of Victorian London; H.Holder Theatre History and Capital on the Victorian Stage; J.Moody Modernity, Geography and Historiography: (Re)-Mapping Irish Theatre History on the Nineteenth Century; M.Phelan PART III: REPERTOIRES The Death of Tragedy; or, the Birth of Melodrama; J.N.Cox Fitting the Bill: Acting out the Season of 1813/14 at the Sans Pareil; G.Bush-Bailey Charles Mathews, Low Comedian, and the Intersections of Romantic Ideology; E.Ziter The Persistence of Closet Drama: Theory, History, Form; C.Burroughs Shakespeare and the Music Hall; R.Schoch What is a Play? Drama and the Victorian Circus; J.Bratton Index