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Acts of DesireWomen and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More

On FlinchingTheatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Tiffany Watt Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

While the end of the nineteenth century is often associated with the rise of objectivity and its ideal of a restrained observer, scientific experiments continued to create emotional, even theatrical, ... More

Revising WildeSociety and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This book challenges long-established views of Oscar Wilde as a dilettante and dandy, revealing him instead as a serious philosopher and social critic who used his plays to subvert the traditional ... More

Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Marc Baer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In September 1809, during the opening night of Macbeth at the newly rebuilt Covent Garden theatre, the audience rioted over the rise in ticket prices. Disturbances took place on a further sixty-six ... More

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