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The ancient world on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, Jeffrey Richards

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The ancient world on the Victorian and Edwardian stage
Title
The ancient world on the Victorian and Edwardian stage
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Richards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first systematic study of the depictions of the Ancient World on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, this book analyses plays set in and dramatizing the history of Greece, Rome, Egypt, Babylon and the Holy Land. In so doing, it seeks to locate theatre within the wider culture, tracing its links and interaction with literature, painting, history, religion and archaeology. The plays studied range from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Coriolanus to such spectacular stage melodramas as Quo Vadis, Ben-Hur and The Sign of the Cross, while the actors featured include Sir Henry Irving, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Mary Anderson and Lillie Langtry."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Richards, Jeffrey
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theatrical companies
  • Theater
  • Historical drama, English
  • English drama
  • Civilization, Classical, in literature
  • Classicism
Label
The ancient world on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, Jeffrey Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Victorians and the Ancient World.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Early Victorian Actor-Managers and the Ancient World.
  • p. 26
  • 3.
  • Living Greek Statues.
  • p. 66
  • 4.
  • Wilson Barrell's Ancient World.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • Irving's Ancient World.
  • p. 152
  • 6.
  • Tree's Ancient World.
  • p. 169
  • 7.
  • Toga Play: Climax and Decline.
  • p. 222
  • Notes.
  • p. 236
  • Index.
  • p. 252
Control code
ocn460934350
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780230229365
Lccn
2009043401
Label
The ancient world on the Victorian and Edwardian stage, Jeffrey Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Victorians and the Ancient World.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Early Victorian Actor-Managers and the Ancient World.
  • p. 26
  • 3.
  • Living Greek Statues.
  • p. 66
  • 4.
  • Wilson Barrell's Ancient World.
  • p. 99
  • 5.
  • Irving's Ancient World.
  • p. 152
  • 6.
  • Tree's Ancient World.
  • p. 169
  • 7.
  • Toga Play: Climax and Decline.
  • p. 222
  • Notes.
  • p. 236
  • Index.
  • p. 252
Control code
ocn460934350
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 267 p.
Isbn
9780230229365
Lccn
2009043401

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