WorldCat Identities

Newey, Katherine

Works: 11 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2594, 792.0820941
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 242 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 221 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 195 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."
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Katherine Newey( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 58 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, performance and popular culture : theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection brings together studies of popular performance and politics across the nineteenth century, offering a fresh perspective from an archivally grounded research base. It works with the concept that politics is performative and performance is political. The book is organised into three parts in dialogue regarding specific approaches to popular performance and politics. Part I offers a series of conceptual studies using popular culture as an analytical category for social and political history. Part II explores the ways that performance represents and constructs contemporary ideologies of race, nation and empire. Part III investigates the performance techniques of specific politicians - including Robert Peel, Keir Hardie and Henry Hyndman - and analyses the performative elements of collective movements."--
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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Faucit, Lucia Elisabeth Vestris and Fanny Kemble by their contemporaries, Fanny Kemble( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.53 for John Ruski ... to 0.98 for Helen Fauc ...)

Women's theatre writing in Victorian Britain
Alternative Names
Newey, Katherine

Newey, Mary Katherine 1958-

English (34)

John Ruskin and the Victorian theatreRuskin, the theatre and Victorian visual cultureLives of Shakespearian actorsFanny KembleHelen Faucit, Lucia Elisabeth Vestris and Fanny Kemble by their contemporaries, Fanny Kemble