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Actresses on the Victorian Stage

Feminine Performance and the Galatea Myth (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

by Gail Marshall

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary studies: 19th century,
  • Theatre, drama,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Theater - History & Criticism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Drama,
  • English,
  • Plays,
  • England,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Drama / British & Irish,
  • History : Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Performing Arts / Theater / History & Criticism,
  • Women in the theater--Great Britain--History-,
  • Women in the theater--Great Britain--History--19th century,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7714408M
    ISBN 100521027462
    ISBN 109780521027465

    Victorian touring actresses brings new attention to women's experience of working in nineteenth-century theatre by focusing on a diverse group of largely forgotten 'mid-tier' performers, rather than the usual celebrity figures. Each essay focuses on a particular stage in her development, for example professionalism in the seventeenth century; the emergence of the actress/critic during the Romantic period and, later on, of the actress as best selling autobiographer; the coming of the drama schools which led to today's emphasis on the actress as a highly-trained working.

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    Victorian Britain: Key Stage 2 - Evaluation Pack por Sallie Purkis, , disponible en Book Depository con envío gratis. By far the most useful book in helping editors locate and check names is J. Peter Wearing's American and British Theatrical Biography (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, ). Many names found there were close to those in the calendar, but editors were told to resist temptation for fear of adding to the confusion that still surrounds so much of nineteenth-century theatre studies.


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Actresses on the Victorian Stage by Gail Marshall Download PDF EPUB FB2

`This book transforms nineteenth century theatre studies. Tracy Davis brings feminist scholarship and perspectives tellingly to bear on her investigation of the meanings and practices of the world of actresses in the nineteenth century.' - Theatre Research InternationalCited by: Actresses on the Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance and the Galatea Myth Volume 16 of Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture: Authors: Gail Marshall, Gejl Maršal: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Cambridge University Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects.

Book Description This book examines actresses on the English stage of the later nineteenth century, and reveals that much of their work is determined by the popularity at the time of images of Classical sculpture. The book looks at many neglected plays and draws on theatrical fictions and visual representations, as well as theatrical : Gail Marshall.

Introduction: Setting the Stage: Views of Victorian Theatre 1. An Actress’s Tears: Authenticity and the Reassertion of Social Class 2. The Actress at Home: Domesticity, Respectability, and the Disruption of Class Hierarchies 3.

The Actress and Her Audience: Performance, Authorship, and the Exceptional Woman in George Eliot 4. Actresses on the Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance and the Galatea Myth. By Gail Marshall.

(Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-century Literature and Culture) Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne, Cambridge University Press. xiii + pp. [pound]35; $ John Barrymore: Shakespearean Actor. By Michael A. Morrison. The Victorian actress in the novel and on the stage / Renata Kobetts Miller.

Many of George Eliot’s female characters – Mirah, the Alcharisi, Gwendolen, Dinah, Hetty and Rosamund – are in different ways and to various degrees performing women. Eliot’s grandest diva, however, is also her least studied.

The opera singer Armgart takes centre stage in the poetic closet drama of the same name. "Crucial reading for the serious theater historian, this book will also interest those concerned more generally with feminist and Victorian subjects." -- Choice--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the s: 1. Life of a Victorian Actress. This section focuses on the life of the Victorian actress outside the stage, their social lives and private lives away from the limelight.

Furthermore this section discusses the treatment of women and actresses during divorce. Pantomime Actresses. Ethel Warwick was a British stage actress. She was known for The Bigamist (), The Magistrate () and Bachelor's Baby ().

During her teenage years, before becoming an actress, Ethel was a nude model, posing for, among others, James McNeil Whistler.

Actresses as Working Women book. Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture DOI link for Actresses as Working Women. Actresses as Working Women book. Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture.

By Tracy C. Davis. Edition 1st profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and. Book Description. This book analyses how Victorian novels and plays used the actress, a significant figure for the relationship between women and the public sphere, to define their own place within and among genres and in relation to audiences.

In May ofLa Belle Assemblee published this engraving of Mrs. Edwin, an actress, and offered a three page sketch of her life. She was the child of theatrical parents, and began her career in Dublin, as did many actresses of the day. Then, "she first emigrated to Cheltenham, where her private character which had stood unsullied midst all the seduction.

This book examines all major aspects of theater practice and dramatic literature of the Victorian period. Michael Booth's comprehensive survey explores the social and cultural context of the theater including theater management, the audience, architecture and production methods, acting and the job of the actor, as well as the drama itself.

The Victorian actress in the novel and on the stage. [Renata Kobetts Miller] -- "This book analyses how Victorian novels and plays used the actress, a significant figure for the relationship between women and the public sphere, to define their own place within and among genres Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Actresses, including Mae West, Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Sarah Bernhardt and Hattie McDaniel. The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on the Stage pdf | MB | English | Author:Renata Kobetts Miller | B07JZFVGV8 | | EUP Book Description: This book analyses how Victorian novels and plays used the actress, a significant figure for the relationship between women and the.

Get this from a library. Victorian actress in the novel and on the stage. -- This book analyses how Victorian novels and plays used the actress, a significant figure for the relationship between women and the public sphere, to define their own place within and among genres.

Black and white portraits show some of the most well-known stage performers in Victorian Britain. and this book shows that actors and actresses had both fans and enemies. Collage of 19th century popular actresses The 19th Century Actors and Theater Photographs database consists of over photographs including cartes-de-visite and cabinet card studio portraits of entertainers, actors, and actresses who performed on the American stage in the mid-.

An actress at the Haymarket Theatre, one of the major London theatres in the s, could bring in £ a week. But for most jobbing actors and actresses the wages were much less than that, and could be as low as £2 – still well above the national average.Aug 9, - Explore Carolyn Rathke's board "Victorian & Early 's Stage Stars.", followed by people on Pinterest.

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