Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)
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Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 482 Pages / Published: 01/01/2015
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In the nineteenth century, Shakespeare achieved the status of international pre-eminence that we recognise today. He and his major characters were depicted in statues, paintings and illustrations, and in Stratford-upon-Avon the house where he was born was purchased for the nation and the first Memorial Theatre was built. His words were read, quoted and declaimed in domestic drawing rooms and theatres all around the world, as well as in the works of the leading writers of the day, in intimate love letters and in the pages of radical newspapers. As these new essays show, his was a voice that resonated tellingly throughout the century's cultural, political and literary arenas. The unique reference guide also shows just how popular he was in a number of London theatres and how integral a part he played in the publishing industry of the day and in the burgeoning field of literary criticism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107479883
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... gives excellent coverage of many aspects of the reception, treatment, dramatisation and proliferation of attention given to the Shakespearean corpus in the nineteenth century ... it includes a reference guide to nineteenth works about Shakespeare, play publication and an invaluable guide to performances of Shakespeare's plays in nineteenth century London. It contains an extensive bibliography, and Gail Marshall provides a very useful introduction ... Anyone seeking to understand the complex nature of the social and intellectual life of the nineteenth century needs to take into account the popularity and esteem afforded to Shakespeare and his dramatic works through all segments of society. This excellent selection of essays assists in addressing that need. Each contribution is well researched, lucid and full of insights concerning the inescapable influence of England's greatest playwright. Collectively, they provide an extremely valuable resource for all readers with an interest in this period.' The Glass
'... the significance of the collection lies in the varied approaches it opens for a scholar new to the territory. ...Marshall's authors animate familiar narratives with lively details ... But the volume is at its best in resisting received wisdom about 'Victorian Values' ...' Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, Victorian Studies

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