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Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson

Author: Richard Pearson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. ©2015
Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book comprises a study of the plays of Dickens, Browning, Wilkie Collins and Tennyson, alongside the fiction and periodical writings of Thackeray and others. These major Victorian writers authored several professional plays, but why has their achievement been overlooked? Victorian Writers and the Stage brings together comprehensively, for the first time, the professionally performed plays of a group of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Pearson
ISBN: 9781137504678 1137504676
OCLC Number: 904801129
Description: xii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: legitimacy and playwriting --
Part I: Comedy and Tragedy, Before the Theatres Act of 1843 --
Farce, family and the minor theatres: Dickens as a legitimate playwright --
Text and Performance: Robert Browning and the struggle of the dramtiic author --
Part II: Collaborations at Mid-Century, 1845-1868 --
The novelist at the stage door: Dickens' and Thackerary's dialogue with the theatre --
Dramatic collaboration: Dickens' and Collins'melodramas --
Part III: Dramatic Identities, 1870-1883 --
Adapting to the state: Wilkie Collins and the double text --
Cometh the hero? Alfred Lord Tennyson as a nation's playwright.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Responsibility: Richard Pearson.

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This book examines the dramatic work of Dickens, Browning, Collins, and Tennyson, their interaction with the theatrical world, and their attempts to develop their reputations as playwrights. These  Read more...

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