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Romantic Drama : Acting and Reacting.

Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the radical changes in drama during the Romantic period, tracing how these changes affected theatre performance, acting, and audience.
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Burwick, Frederick.
Romantic Drama : Acting and Reacting.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Burwick
ISBN: 9780511768019 051176801X
OCLC Number: 645939915
Description: 1 online resource (355 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 Periscopes into the theatre; Chapter 2 Nationalism and national character; Chapter 3 Genre: the realism of fantasy, the fantasy of realism; Chapter 4 Acting: histrionics, and dissimulation; Chapter 5 Transvestites, lovers, monsters: character and sexuality; Chapter 6 Setting: where and elsewhere; Chapter 7 Gothic and anti-Gothic: comedy and horror; Chapter 8 Blue-Beard's castle: mischief and misogyny; Chapter 9 Vampires in kilts; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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'Burwick's lively academic guide delves into what it must have been like to be an actor in the late eighteenth, early nineteenth century ... especially thorough in examining shifts in acting style, Read more...

 
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