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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, (electronic book)

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

Label
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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Author
Subject
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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1964-
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Pearson, Richard
Dewey number
822/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR731
LC item number
.P415 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
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  • English drama
  • Theater
  • Literature and society
  • Theater and society
  • England
Label
Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
SPR910670277
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Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137504685
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Victorian writers and the stage : the plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson, Richard Pearson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
SPR910670277
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137504685
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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