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|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Felicity Nussbaum; Project Muse.
|Description:||1 online resource (383 p. :) ill.|
|Contents:||Introduction: at stage's edge --
The economics of celebrity --
Real, beautiful women: rival queens --
Actresses' memoirs: exceptional virtue --
Actresses and patrons: the theatrical contract --
The actress and performative property: Catherine Clive --
The actress, travesty, and nation: Margaret Woffington --
The actress and material femininity: Frances Abington --
Epilogue: contracted virtue.
|Series Title:||UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.|
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 "Excellent."-TLS "[Rival Queens] has vital ramifications not only for a renewed study of the eighteenth-century theater but also