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Victorian touring actresses : crossing boundaries and negotiating the cultural landscape

By: Norwood, Janice

Part of the Women, Theatre and Performance series
1526133326 / 9781526133328
Laminated
792.028082094109034
07/05/2020
Stock expected by 05/06/2020
England
22 cm 288 pages : maps
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Victorian touring actresses brings new attention to women's experience of working in nineteenth-century theatre by focusing on a diverse group of largely forgotten 'mid-tier' performers, rather than the usual celebrity figures.

It examines how actresses responded to changing political, economic and social circumstances and how the women were themselves agents of change.

Their histories reveal dynamic patterns of activity within the theatrical industry and expose its relationship to wider Victorian culture.

With an innovative organisation mimicking the stages of an actress's life and career, the volume draws on new archival research and plentiful illustrations to examine the challenges and opportunities facing the women as they toured both within the UK and further afield in North America and Australasia.

It will appeal to students and researchers in theatre and performance history, Victorian studies, gender studies and transatlantic studies. -- .

BIC:

AN Theatre studies, ANF Theatre direction & production, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women

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