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The Resource Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

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Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson
Title
Victorian writers and the stage
Title remainder
the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson
Statement of responsibility
Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book comprises a study of the plays of Dickens, Browning, Wilkie Collins and Tennyson, alongside the fiction and periodical writings of Thackeray and others. These major Victorian writers authored several professional plays, but why has their achievement been overlooked? Victorian Writers and the Stage brings together comprehensively, for the first time, the professionally performed plays of a group of well-known authors - some of which plays enjoyed long and successful seasons, but all of which have been largely forgotten. The author examines the goal of these writers to become part of an expanding theatrical industry and the problems they encountered in risking their reputations on a literature felt by many to be vulgar and illegitimate. A wealth of new detail carefully positions the plays within the context of the changing Victorian theatre industry and the great battle between the Major and Minor theatres for the future of the modern stage"--
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DLC
Dewey number
822/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR731
LC item number
.P415 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
Label
Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology -- Introduction: Legitimacy and Playwriting -- PART I: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, BEFORE THE THEATRES ACT OF 1843 -- 1. Farce, Family and the Minor Theatres: Dickens as a Legitimate Playwright -- 2. Text and Performance: Robert Browning and the Struggle of the Dramatic Author -- PART II: COLLABORATIONS AT MID-CENTURY, 1845-1868 -- 3. The Novelist at the Stage Door: Dickens' and Thackeray's Dialogue with the Theatre -- 4. Dramatic Collaboration: Dickens' and Collins' Melodramas -- PART III: DRAMATIC IDENTITIES, 1870-1883 -- 5. Adapting to the Stage: Wilkie Collins and the Double Text -- 6. Cometh the Hero? Alfred Lord Tennyson as the Nation's Playwright -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781137504678
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015004271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn904801129
Label
Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology -- Introduction: Legitimacy and Playwriting -- PART I: COMEDY AND TRAGEDY, BEFORE THE THEATRES ACT OF 1843 -- 1. Farce, Family and the Minor Theatres: Dickens as a Legitimate Playwright -- 2. Text and Performance: Robert Browning and the Struggle of the Dramatic Author -- PART II: COLLABORATIONS AT MID-CENTURY, 1845-1868 -- 3. The Novelist at the Stage Door: Dickens' and Thackeray's Dialogue with the Theatre -- 4. Dramatic Collaboration: Dickens' and Collins' Melodramas -- PART III: DRAMATIC IDENTITIES, 1870-1883 -- 5. Adapting to the Stage: Wilkie Collins and the Double Text -- 6. Cometh the Hero? Alfred Lord Tennyson as the Nation's Playwright -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 249 pages
Isbn
9781137504678
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015004271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn904801129

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