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Description - Gore on Stage by Catherine Gore

It is a generally accepted fact that in the first half of the 19th century, Catherine Gore became the most prolific, if not most popular writer of fashionable novels in England. It is less well known that Mrs. Gore's 200-volume output included 11 extremely popular, if not always critically successful, plays, performed at all three of the Theatres Royal in London: Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and the Haymarket. While several of the plays held the stage in England and the United States well into the second half of the 19th century, modern critical appraisals of the works have been hampered by the lack of available texts. This book provides performance texts of all of Mrs. Gore's work for the stage, including original cast lists, criticial responses, illustrations, and glossaries of foreign words and 19th-century jargon. Students of drama and 19th-century literature will have a chance to see the intricacies of plot and theatrical effects in this collection of historical melodramas, comedies of manners, and farces; and they will view the contemporary nature of the plays' themes, trading on a balance of power between male and female characters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815327356
ISBN-10: 0815327358
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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