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When they weren't doing Shakespeare : essays on nineteenth-century British and American theatre

Author: Judith Law Fisher; Stephen Watt
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : [Pbk. ed. with new preface]View all editions and formats

Emphasizing the variety of stagecraft in the Victorian age, the contributors to When They Weren't Doing Shakespeare present a composite portrait of the vibrant theatrical worlds that existed in both  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Law Fisher; Stephen Watt
ISBN: 9780820336923 0820336920
OCLC Number: 759114519
Notes: Originally published by University of Georgia Press, 1989.
Description: xxii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The theatre of Edwin Forrest and Jacksonian hero worship / Bruce A. McConachie --
Guy Mannering and Charlotte Cushman's Meg Merrilies : Gothic novel, play, and performance / Gary Jay Williams --
A picturesque interpretation of history : William Charles Macready's Richelieu, 1839-1850 / Denis Salter --
Edwin Booth's Bertuccio : Tom Taylor's fool revised / Lorraine Commeret --
James O'Neill's launching of Monte Cristo / Myron Matlaw --
A forgotten "fallen woman" : Olga Nethersole's Sapho / Joy Harriman Reilly --
In the shadow of the bard : James Nelson Barker's republican drama and the Shakespearean legacy / Gary A. Richardson --
Nautical "docudrama" in the age of the Kembles / George D. Glenn --
Lofty tragedy for mundane audiences : John Westland Marston's The patrician's daughter and Strathmore / Carol J. Carlisle. "Helpless and unfriended" : nineteenth-century domestic melodrama / Martha Vicinus --
Historical drama and the "legitimate" theatre : Tom Taylor and W.G. Wills in the 1870s / Stephen Watt --
"A house choked with gunpowder and wild with excitement" : Augustus Harris and Drury Lane's spectacular melodrama / James Stottlar --
Edwardian London West End Christmas entertainments, 1900-1914 / J.P. Wearing --
The image of fashionable society in American comedy, 1840-1870 / Tice L. Miller --
Dion Boucicault's comic myths / James Hurt --
Society in transition : from manuscript to performance / Daniel Barrett --
W.S. Gilbert : the comedic alternative / Judith L. Fisher --
Charles Wyndham in Mrs. Dane's defence / George Rowell.
Responsibility: edited by Judith L. Fisher and Stephen Watt.


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Handsomely produced and sumptuously illustrated volume.|In looking beyond the shadow of the Bard and deemphasizing artistic pretensions, this volume offers a valuable exposition of British and Read more...

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