The Resource The making of Victorian drama, Anthony Jenkins

The making of Victorian drama, Anthony Jenkins

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The making of Victorian drama
Title
The making of Victorian drama
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Anthony Jenkins examines seven Victorian playwrights who, despite their own ideals and prejudices and the theatre's conservatism, tried to come to terms with such momentous subjects as womanliness, honour and money. The opening chapter sets the frame of reference that briefly describes the social transformation of theatre during the century and the increasing respectability of actors and playhouses. Subsequent chapters deal with the drama of Edward Bulwer, Tom Robertson, W.S. Gilbert, H.A. Jones, Arthur Pinero, Oscar Wilde, and Bernard Shaw. Each of these dramatists sought to create a theatre of ideas according to his own vision of art and society. Their work confronts and interprets the limitations of an idealized theatre, the portrayal of character, the sanctity of marriage, and the charade of social hypocrisy. The plays are examined within the social and political context of the Reform Bill, the Revolution of 1848, the Great Exhibition, royal patronage, censorship and copyright, and, above all, the 'Woman Question'. Jenkins combines politics and theatrical history with literary criticism to shed provocative light on the struggle to relate the London theatre to the realities of Victorian England. The book contains illustrations from the period and will be of interest to students and scholars of theatre history, English literature and social history, and women's studies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Anthony
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR734.S5
LC item number
J46 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Literature and society
  • Theater
  • Social problems in literature
  • Engels
  • Toneel
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Toneel
  • Engels
  • Drama
  • English drama
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Theater
  • Englisch
  • Great Britain
Label
The making of Victorian drama, Anthony Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780521402057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
90002687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24175006
  • (OCoLC)ocm24175006
Label
The making of Victorian drama, Anthony Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780521402057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
90002687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24175006
  • (OCoLC)ocm24175006

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