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The Resource Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England, Jim Davis

Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England, Jim Davis

Label
Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England
Title
Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England
Statement of responsibility
Jim Davis
Title variation
Comic Acting & Portraiture in Late-Georgian & Regency England
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The popularity of the comic performers of late-Georgian and Regency England and their frequent depiction in portraits, caricatures and prints is beyond dispute, yet until now little has been written on the subject. In this unique study Jim Davis considers the representation of English low comic actors, such as Joseph Munden, John Liston, Charles Mathews and John Emery, in the visual arts of the period, the ways in which such representations became part of the visual culture of their time, and the impact of visual representation and art theory on prose descriptions of comic actors. Davis reveals how many of the actors discussed also exhibited or collected paintings and used painterly techniques to evoke the world around them. Drawing particularly on the influence of Hogarth and Wilkie, he goes on to examine portraiture as critique and what the actors themselves represented in terms of notions of national and regional identity
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Jim
Dewey number
740/.4979223028
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.A33
LC item number
D38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actors in art
  • Actors
  • Comedians
  • Portraits, British
  • Portraits, British
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Theater and society
  • Theater and society
Label
Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England, Jim Davis
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. English Comic Actors and their Representation -- 1. The low comic actor -- 2. Artists and comic actors -- 3. Perspectives on comedy and comic acting -- Part II. Humorous as a Sketch by Hogarth -- 4. Comedy and caricature: Joseph Munden and Isabella Mattocks -- 5. John Liston: caricaturing preachers and cockneys -- 6. The low comedian as material object -- 7. Caricature, degradation, persona and portraiture -- 8. Paintings by George Clint -- Part III. Chaste as a Picture by Wilkie -- 9. Wilkie, everyday life and the theatre -- 10. Acting from nature and observation -- 11. John Bannister: 'the best kind of Englishman' -- 12. John Emery: 'this Wilkie of Actors' -- 13. Actors as artists and connoisseurs -- Part IV. Alone I Did It! The Case of Charles Mathews -- 14. Charles Mathews 'at home' -- 15. Charles Mathews: paintings, portraits and prints -- 16. The Harlow portrait of Charles Mathews
Control code
CR9781316162637
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316162637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England, Jim Davis
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. English Comic Actors and their Representation -- 1. The low comic actor -- 2. Artists and comic actors -- 3. Perspectives on comedy and comic acting -- Part II. Humorous as a Sketch by Hogarth -- 4. Comedy and caricature: Joseph Munden and Isabella Mattocks -- 5. John Liston: caricaturing preachers and cockneys -- 6. The low comedian as material object -- 7. Caricature, degradation, persona and portraiture -- 8. Paintings by George Clint -- Part III. Chaste as a Picture by Wilkie -- 9. Wilkie, everyday life and the theatre -- 10. Acting from nature and observation -- 11. John Bannister: 'the best kind of Englishman' -- 12. John Emery: 'this Wilkie of Actors' -- 13. Actors as artists and connoisseurs -- Part IV. Alone I Did It! The Case of Charles Mathews -- 14. Charles Mathews 'at home' -- 15. Charles Mathews: paintings, portraits and prints -- 16. The Harlow portrait of Charles Mathews
Control code
CR9781316162637
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316162637
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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