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John Ruskin and the Victorian theatre

Author: Katherine Newey; Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Ruskin; John Ruskin; John Ruskin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Newey; Jeffrey Richards
ISBN: 9780230524996 0230524990
OCLC Number: 308173700
Description: x, 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: John Ruskin at the theatre --
Ruskinian influences --
E.W. Godwin and Ruskinian aesthetics --
Toga plays --
Melodrama --
Pantomime --
Ruskinian Shakespeare --
Stage beauty.
Responsibility: Katherine Newey and Jeffrey Richards.

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This is the first book to explore the involvement of John Ruskin with the popular theatre of his time. Based on original archival research, this book offers a fresh look at the aesthetic and social  Read more...

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"This is an exhaustive treatment of a subject most students of Victorian culture probably know little about...Recommended."--"Choice"

 
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