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Victorian Theatrical Burlesques

1st Edition

Edited by Richard Schoch


256 pages

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First published in 2003. Wildly popular in their own day, Victorian burlesques are now little read, scarcely studied, and never performed. Giving long overdue emphasis to an unjustly neglected theatrical tradition, this critical edition - the first to focus on Victorian burlesques of Victorian plays - represents a valuable scholarly tool for students and scholars of modern drama, theatre history, and nineteenth-century popular culture. Victorian Theatrical Burlesques includes a 'state-of-the-art' introduction which provides a general overview of theatrical burlesques in the Victorian era, emphasising performance history. Sustained reference is made to burlesques other than those presented in the anthology. Through its general introduction, prefaces and annotations to individual plays, checklist of burlesque plays, and bibliography, the unique volume allows both specialist and non-specialist readers to see Victorian burlesques as a rich historical record of shifting attitudes toward drama and the theatre.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note of Stage Directions; Introduction; 1. Miss Eily O’ Connor H. J. Byron (1861) 2. 1863; or, the Sensations of the Past Season H. J. Byron (1863) 3. The Very Latest Edition of Black-Eyed Susan F. C. Burnand (1866) 4. The Corsican ‘Bothers’; or, the Troublesome Twins H. J. Byron (1869) 5. The Poets and the Puppets Charles H. E. Brookfield and James Glover (1892); Representative Victorian Burlesques; Bibliography

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism