Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Winter

Acting Naturally: Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity
Lynn M. Voskuil, Acting Naturally: Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2004. xi + 268 pp. $35.00.Lynn M. Voskuil's Acting Naturally: Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity is the latest...
American Cinema's Transitional Era: Audiences, Institutions, Practices
Charlie Keil and Shelley Stamp, eds, American Cinema's Transitional Era: Audiences, Institutions, Practices. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 381 pp. £15.95.The eminent American historian Warren Susman once described his blueprint for...
Commemorating the French Revolution on the Victorian Stage: Henry Irving's the Dead Heart
The centenary in 1889 of the first major events of the French Revolution was commemorated in London in a number of ways. On 5 May, the French embassy marked the one hundredth anniversary of the meeting of the Estates-General with a reception for French...
Editorial
Sir Henry Irving - first knight of the British theatre, last of the great Victorian actor-managers, Shakespearean, tragedian - is one of those figures of the nineteenth-century theatre about whom we think we know most of what there is to know. His performance...
Henry Irving's Hamlet: Some Visual Sources
Henry Irving's portrayal of Hamlet was one of the most influential and talked about theatrical roles in the latter part of the nineteenth century. To revisit Irving's performances, we have the aid of such contemporaneous records as theatre promptbooks,...
Henry Irving: The Actor-Manager as Auteur
History is famously written by the victors and for much of the twentieth century there was a received view of nineteenth-century drama endlessly reproduced in the standard works on the subject which is in essence that nothing of any value was produced...
Shakespeare and the Victorians/Victorian Shakespeare, Volume I: Theatre, Drama and Performance
Adrian Poole, Shakespeare and the Victorians. The Arden Critical Companions. London: The Arden Shakespeare/Thomson Learning, 2004. xix + 296 pp. $25.98.Gail Marshall and Adrian Poole, eds, Victorian Shakespeare, Volume I: Theatre, Drama and Performance....
Silent Film Sound
Rick Altman, Silent Film Sound. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. 528 pp. $50.00.The depth and scope of Rick Altman's historical research makes his extraordinary new book Silent Film Sound feel like nothing short of a classic, definitive work....