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: 9780521633222
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor John Glavin
After Dickens, Paperback (November 2006)
A study of Dickens's hostility to theatre and theatricality alongside the huge performative potential of his fiction.
Dickens on Screen, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Professor John Glavin
Dickens on Screen is a broad ranging investigation of over a century of film adaptations of Dickens's works.
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