Notorious Muse by Robyn Asleson
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Notorious Muse
By Robyn Asleson

Notorious Muse

The Actress in British Art and Culture, 1776-1812

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Notorious Muse by Robyn Asleson

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As these essays demonstrate, the cultural and social position of the British actress was in transition at this period. The growing professionalism of the female performer, along with her greater social mobility, financial sufficiency and creative autonomy, began to supplant - though not entirely erase - her time-honoured reputation as a sexual object.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300100051
ISBN-10: 0300100051
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 186mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 9-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robyn Asleson

Robyn Asleson is former research associate of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, California. She has been curator of two exhibitions of theatrical portraiture and is the author of several books on British art, including a study of Albert Moore, British Paintings at the Huntington and Great British Paintings from American Collections (both published by Yale University Press).

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