Reading, Adaptation and Performance
By (author) Professor John Glavin
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After Dickens by Professor John Glavin
Book DescriptionAfter Dickens is both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a historical inquiry into Dickens's relationship to the theatre and theatricality of his own time, and uncovers a much more ambivalent, often hostile, relationship than has hitherto been noticed. In this context, Dickens's novels can be seen as a form of counter-performance, one which would allow the author to perform without being seen or scrutinized. But Glavin also identifies a rich performative potential in Dickens's fiction, and describes new ways to stage that fiction in emotionally powerful, critically acute adaptations. The book as a whole, therefore, offers a reading of Dickens through an unusual alliance between literary criticism and theatrical performance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032377
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor John Glavin
Dickens on Screen, Paperback (November 2003)
Dickens on Screen is a broad ranging investigation of over a century of film adaptations of Dickens's works.
After Dickens, Hardback (February 1999)» View all books by Professor John Glavin
A study of Dickens's hostility to theatre and theatricality alongside the huge performative potential of his fiction.
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