Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, December

'A Woyage O' Diskivery': Thomas J. Williams' the Peep-Show Man (1868) and the Victorian Performative Text
I ain't done a bad stroke of business this morning - one and nine! The worst o' these here country folks is, they're so plague fond o' the 'hinstitushun' that when they gets their heye ag'in the glass there ain't no indoocin' 'em to take it away ag'in...
Gems from the Lord Chamberlain's Coal Cellars? an Informal Account of the Genesis, Progress and Results of the Buried Treasures Project
Th e Buried Treasures project was first mooted back in 2004, coincidentally forty years since the catalogue of the Lord Chamberlain's Plays for the years 1824 to 1851 was published. Th is catalogue had been hopefully intended as the first in a series...
My Secret Archive Fetish: Or, How an Editor's Passion for the Real Led to the Publishing of the Electronic Editions of the Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852-1863(1)
Which is preferable: a digitisation or a scholarly edition? Both are now largely immediately available through the internet at any time and in any place. Digitisations off er an image of an actual text, oft en complete with advertising, illustrations,...
Nineteenth-Century Repertoire
Repertoire: ProlegomenonIn the early Victorian period, répertoire denoted an actor's accustomed parts or a musician's stock of tunes. By the late Victorian period, it had come to denote a wider body of work, no longer tied to one person but that which...
Pugilists and Greasepaint: Theatrical Encounters with a Bare-Knuckle Fighter and Pantomime Clown
One of the advantages of the key- wording of entries in the new British Library Manuscript Catalogue is that it facilitates the identification of plays dealing with particular issues or events. It thus allows us to build up a richer understanding of...
Remediation and Immediacy in the Theatre of Sensation
The corpus of Victorian drama in the Lord Chamberlain's Plays collection at the British Library initially appears to be almost entirely text- based and can therefore be viewed as only partially representative of its own genre. Together, the plays represent...