WorldCat Identities

Newey, Katherine

Works: 8 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 925 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2594, 792.094209034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Katherine Newey
Women's theatre writing in Victorian Britain by Katherine Newey( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hundreds of women writers wrote for the British stage in the nineteenth-century, but their works have become invisible in the history of the theatre. In this first full-length study of Victorian women playwrights in Britain, Katherine Newey uncovers these invisible women playwrights, to find an energetic tradition of female playwriting that dramatizes the central experiences of women's lives around the themes of home, the nation, marriage and the family. Women playwrights are revealed in all their diversity - ambitious, playful, tragic, comic, popular, hard working - and in their strength of purpose in the face of the masculine, clubbable Victorian theatre. Women's Theatre Writing in Victorian Britain shows that it was possible to be a playwright and a woman in Victorian Britain, and argues that it is important that we remember the women who struggled so hard for recognition on the national stage. Featuring extensive use of archival work and a useful appendix with a checklist of British women playwrights and their plays 1800 - 1900, this new study will be valuable to students and scholars of theatre history, Victorian studies and gender and performance
John Ruskin and the Victorian theatre by Katherine Newey( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This the first sustained study of the interest of John Ruskin in the theatre of his time. It examines Ruskin's active engagement with and influence on the Victorian popular theatre. Ruskin was an enthusiastic and catholic theatre-goer, enjoying pantomime as much as Shakespeare. Through the lens of Ruskin's discussions of pantomime, melodrama, Shakespearean tragedy, and painting and the stage, Newey and Richards offer a new view of the late Victorian stage focusing on London's West End in its heyday"--
Ruskin, the theatre and Victorian visual culture by Anselm Heinrich( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together original research in theatre and the visual arts, around the common object of a revaluation of the intersections of the theatre and visual culture. Contributors are drawn from a stimulating mix of highly-esteemed and established scholars (such as Shearer West, Jim Davis, Richard Foulkes and David Mayer) and new scholars, bringing fresh research materials into the mix. The collection offers a set of essays around a theme of emerging interest in Victorian studies. There are few books focused on the theatre and the visual arts since Martin Meisel's Realizations. Since then, essay length pieces have been published by prominent theatre and art historians, several of whom are contributors to this work. The multi-author nature of this collection of essays allows a broader range of original material to be examined, and a number of critical approaches to be pursued. The collection is made coherent by the focus on John Ruskin's aesthetic and cultural theories, and their application to a re-evaluation of the popular theatre of the late nineteenth century. All contributors are working within a theoretical framework which challenges Modernist historiographical assumptions about a theatre in moral and aesthetic decline in this period--Résumé de l'éditeur
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Katherine Newey( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story telling - Myth and science - Birth - Family - Dreams and nightmares - Heroes and monsters - After Frankenstein
Lives of Shakespearian actors ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ellen Wood's East lynne by T. A Palmer( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny Kemble ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives of Shakespearian actors ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Audience level: 0.79 (from 0.26 for Mary Shell ... to 0.94 for Lives of S ...)
Alternative Names
Newey, Katherine
Newey, Mary Katherine 1958-
English (32)