17th-19th Century Performance Products

  • The Rise of the Victorian Actor

    1st Edition

    By Michael Baker

    Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Victorian Dramatic Criticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by George Rowell

    Originally published in 1971. The Victorian Age was one of popular theatre and increasingly popular journalism. One manifestation of this journalism was the emergence of the dramatic critic from the anonymity and brevity which had previously characterized periodical treatment of the theatre. If…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910

    1st Edition

    By Michael R. Booth

    Originally published in 1981. This study concentrates on one aspect of Victorian theatre production in the second half of the nineteenth century – the spectacular, which came to dominate certain kinds of production during that period. A remarkably consistent style, it was used for a variety of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

    1st Edition

    Edited by Judith Chaffee, Oliver Crick

    From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peta Tait, Katie Lavers

    The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • Nineteen Cent Theat Spain:Bib

    1st Edition

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
    Routledge

  • Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

    1st Edition

    Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1981, this compact set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to 19th Century, Victorian, theatre. A small set of performance history and criticism, this set includes a biography of Henry Irving, a look at the rise of the status…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914

    1st Edition

    By James Woodfield

    Originally published in 1984. The turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries was a time of considerable change in the English theatre. Victorian attitudes were shocked or shattered by the new drama of Ibsen; the major figure of George Bernard Shaw dominated the period; theatre censorship was…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • Henry Irving and The Victorian Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Madeleine Bingham

    Originally published in 1978. Henry Irving achieved an astounding success in Britain and America as an actor; yet he lacked good looks, had spindly legs, and did not have a good voice. He said so himself. Today Irving is regarded as the archetype of the old-time actor, but in his own time he was…

    Hardback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Victorian Theatre

  • The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Belsey

    First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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