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Victor Hugo and the romantic drama

Author: A W Halsall
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, 1998.
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"Esteemed in France as the leading writer of Romantic dramas, Victor Hugo created a body of work that revolutionized the dramatic canon of his time. In this book, Albert W. Halsall presents the first complete treatment in English of Hugo's plays." "This synthesis offers a history, plot summary, and detailed analysis of all the dramas, from Cromwell and Torquemada to the juvenilia and the epic melodrama Les  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Halsall, A.W. (Albert W.).
Victor Hugo and the romantic drama.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c1998
(DLC) 99180921
Named Person: Victor Hugo; Victor Hugo; Victor Hugo; Victor Hugo
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A W Halsall
ISBN: 9781442683068 1442683066
OCLC Number: 244766906
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 251 p., [12] p. of plates) : ports.
Contents: Youth and dramatic juvenilia --
Theatre in France, 1800-1830 --
Hugo's aesthetic revolt (1), 1820-1827 : Inez de Castro, Amy Robsart, Cromwell, and its preface --
Aesthetic revolt (2), 1828-1831 : Hernani and Marion de Lorme --
The worst ... and the best of times, 1832 : Le Roi s'amuse amd Lucrèce Borgia --
Hugo's campaign against social injustice, 1833-1855 : Marie Tudor and Angelo, tyran de Padoue --
Social justice as erotic aspiration; 'An earthworm in love with a star' : Ruy Blas --
Hugo abandons the romantic drama : La Esmeralda, Les Jumeaux, and Les Burgraves --
Hugo's theatre after 1843 : Le Théatre en liberté; Return to the romantic drama : Mille Francs de récompense and Torquemada --
Conclusion : the romantic drama after Victor Hugo --
Chronology of Hugo's life and writings.
Responsibility: Albert W. Halsall.
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In this book, Albert W. Halsall presents the first complete treatment in English of Hugo's plays - a history, plot summary, and detailed analysis of all the dramas, from Cromwel and Torquemada to the  Read more...

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