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Published: 01 December 2018

248 Pages | 14 b+w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474439497

Bookseller Code (06)

The Victorian Actress in the Novel and on the Stage

Renata Kobetts Miller

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Traces the actress as a figure in social and literary struggles, and examines the interrelations between these fields as they informed each other
  • Traces a genealogy of Victorian cultural attitudes toward actresses that culminated in the centrality of the theater and actresses in the early-twentieth-century women's suffrage movement
  • Redresses Victorian theater's neglect in literary study, treating the theater not only as a figure in the Victorian imagination, but also as an active participant in the literary culture of its time
  • Provides new analyses of the melodramatic and realistic mechanisms through which Victorian novels and theater established authenticity and sympathy

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