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The Victorian marionette theatre

Author: John McCormick; Clodagh McCormick; John Phillips
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004.
Series: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating and colorful book, researcher and performer John McCormick focuses on the marionette world of Victorian Britain between its heyday after 1860 and its waning years from 1895 to 1914. Situating the rich and diverse puppet theatre in the context of entertainment culture, he explores both the aesthetics of these dancing dolls and their sociocultural significance in their life and time.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCormick, John, 1938-
Victorian marionette theatre.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004048015
(OCoLC)54966361
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John McCormick; Clodagh McCormick; John Phillips
ISBN: 9781587295188 1587295180 9780877459057 0877459053 9780877459125 0877459126
OCLC Number: 82772820
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contexts --
Proprietors and practitioners --
Booths, barns, and music halls --
Merely players? --
The anatomy of the Victorian marionette --
Dramas, pantomimes, and screaming farces --
Fantoccini and variety --
Presenting the show --
Apogee and after.
Series Title: Studies in theatre history and culture.
Other Titles: Victorian marionette theater
Responsibility: John McCormick with Clodagh McCormick and John Phillips.

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