Victorian Touring Actresses: Crossing Boundaries And Negotiating The Cultural Landscape

July 21, 2020|
Victorian Touring Actresses: Crossing Boundaries And Negotiating The Cultural Landscape by Janice Norwood
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Victorian touring actresses brings new attention to women''s experience of working in nineteenth-century theatre by focusing on a diverse group of largely forgotten ''mid-tier'' performers, rather than the usual celebrity figures. It examines how actresses responded to changing political, economic and social circumstances and how the women were themselves agents of change. Their histories reveal dynamic patterns of activity within the theatrical industry and expose its relationship to wider Victorian culture. With an innovative organisation mimicking the stages of an actress''s life and career, the volume draws on new archival research and plentiful illustrations to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the women as they toured both within the UK and further afield in North America and Australasia. It will appeal to students and researchers in theatre and performance history, Victorian studies, gender studies and transatlantic studies.
Janice Norwood is Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Hertfordshire
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Title:Victorian Touring Actresses: Crossing Boundaries And Negotiating The Cultural LandscapeFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.98 inPublished:July 21, 2020Publisher:Manchester University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526133326

ISBN - 13:9781526133328

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