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The Cambridge companion to Victorian and Edwardian theatre

Author: Kerry Powell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This Companion is designed for readers interested in the creation, production and interpretation of Victorian and Edwardian theatre in its own time and on the contemporary stage. The volume opens with an introduction surveying the theatre of the time followed by an essay contextualizing the theatre within the culture as a whole. Succeeding chapters examine performance, production, and theatre, including the music,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Powell
ISBN: 052179157X 9780521791571 0521795362 9780521795364
OCLC Number: 51537166
Description: xv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Before the curtain / Nina Auerbach --
Actors and acting / Joseph Donohue --
The show business economy and its discontents / Tracy C. Davis --
Victorian and Edwardian stagecraft : techniques and issues / Russell Jackson --
Music for the theatre : style and function in incidental music / Michael Pisani --
Victorian and Edwardian audiences / Jim Davis, Victor Emeljanow --
Performing identities : actresses and autobiography / Mary Jean Corbett --
Comedy and farce / Michael R. Booth --
Encountering melodrama / David Mayer --
The music hall / Jacky Bratton --
Theatre of the 1890s : breaking down the barriers / Peter Raby --
New theatres for a new drama / Cary M. Mazer --
The fallen woman on stage : maidens, magdalens, and the emancipated female / Sos Eltis --
Reimagining the theatre : women playwrights of the Victorian and Edwardian period / Susan Carlson, Kerry Powell --
The East-End Theatre / Heidi J. Holder.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Kerry Powell.
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