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Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle
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Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Sophie Duncan

Abstract

This book illuminates the most iconoclastic late-Victorian performances of Shakespeare’s heroines, through the celebrity, commentary, and wider careers of the actresses who played them. Bringing together fin-de-siècle performances of Shakespeare and contemporary Victorian drama for the first time, this book illuminates the vital ways in which fin-de-siècle Shakespeare and contemporary Victorian theatre culture conditioned each other. Actresses’ movements between Shakespeare and fin-de-siècle roles reveal collisions and unexpected consonances between apparently independent areas of the fin-de-s ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, fin de siècle, Victorian theatre, Ellen Terry, Madge Kendal, suffragettes, Lillie Langtry, celebrity, sexuality, actresses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sophie Duncan, author
Magdalen College, Oxford

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