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Published: 01 December 2016

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198790846

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Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Sophie Duncan

Oxford English Monographs

  • Places fin-de-siècle performances of Shakespeare in conversation with contemporary Victorian drama for the first time
  • Draws on a wealth of archival material, including promptbooks, correspondence, and contemporary reviews, much of it previously unpublished
  • Challenges historiographies of well-known actresses such as Ellen Terry, while re-illuminating the contribution of little-studied performers like Madge Kendal
  • Demonstrates fin-de-siècle Shakespeare's vital contribution to late-Victorian debates on sexuality and gender