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Actresses as working women : their social identity in Victorian culture

Author: Tracy C Davis
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1991.
Series: Gender and performance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Using historical evidence and personal accounts, Davis examines the reality of conditions for òrdinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns, and the reasons why acting continued as a popular though insecure profession.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Tracy C., 1960-
Actresses as working women.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1991
(DLC) 90047664
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy C Davis
ISBN: 9780203200018 0203200012 9780415056526 0415056527 9780415063531 0415063531 9781134934478 1134934475 9781134934423 1134934424 9781134934461 1134934467 9786610442713 6610442711
OCLC Number: 646718084
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures and tables; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; THE SOCIOECONOMIC ORGANIZATION OF THE THEATRE; Family dynasties, recruitment, and career opportunities for women; The Profession's divisions of labour; Wages; SEX, GENDER, AND SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY; The Female Surplus Question and the sex ratio; The female life; Professional welfare; THE SOCIAL DYNAMIC AND 'RESPECTABILITY'; Actresses' defiance of socioeconomic prescriptions; Actresses and prostitutes; Sexual harassment; The quintessential sexual terror; ACTRESSES AND THE MISE EN SCNE.
Series Title: Gender and performance.
Responsibility: Tracy C. Davis.
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Using historical evidence and personal accounts, this text examines the reality of conditions for ordinary actresses. The book considers their working environments, employment patterns and the  Read more...


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