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Published: 01 February 2016

304 Pages | 25 b/w Illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091698

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"Politics, performance and popular culture"

Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

edited by Peter Yeandle, Katherine Newey, and Jeffrey Richards

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Popular Culture MUP

  • Addresses key debates in social, political and theatre history and positions itself at the vanguard of the 'performative turn' in cultural history
  • Brings together eminent cultural and political historians with renowned performance studies scholars to explore the performative dimensions of Victorian political culture
  • Contains original research that analyses both the cultural politics of nineteenth-century theatrical performances but also the extent to which political culture itself was theatrical
  • Makes a genuine contribution to both the disciplines of political history and cultural studies, especially theatre studies and nineteenth-century political culture