Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter

Exiled to the Colonies: 'Oscar Wilde' in Australia, 1895-1897
When Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in 1895, his plays were withdrawn from the London stage and, as Joel Kaplan and Sheila Stowell note, 'exiled to the provinces and played with their author's name discreetly removed.' Reinstating them on the London stage...
Mrs Patrick Campbell as 'Hell Cat': Reading the Surface Histories of a Female Body
The premiere of Arthur Wing Pinero's The Second Mrs Tanqueray m London in 1893 was hailed as revolutionary for its savage portrait of the title character and its harsh account of a modern woman's social and moral disintegration. In The Globe, Davenport...
Performing Bohemia
Shakespeare, in a memorable inaccuracy, imagined in The Winter's Tale that the shipwrecked Antigonus and the infant Perdita washed ashore on the seacoast of Bohemia.1 No such coast exists. In 1817, William Hazlitt called this error one of the play's...
Renaming American Fault Lines in the Joseph Jefferson Version of Rip Van Winkle
When Washington Irving's 'Rip Van Winkle' appeared as part of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon in 1819, the naming of characters was done with an economy that projected the tale's aesthetic and instructive purposes. Misted by uncertainties about new...
Resistance, Parody, and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910/the Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender, and Class in African American Theatre, 1900-1940/african American Performance and Theater History: A Critical Reader
David Krasner, Resistance, Parody, and Double Consciousness in African American Theatre, 1895-1910. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.Nadine George-Graves, The Royalty of Negro Vaudeville: The Whitman Sisters and the Negotiation of Race, Gender, and...
Unknown London: Early Modernist Visions of the Metropolis, 1815-45
John Marriott, ed., Unknown London: Early Modernist Visions of the Metropolis, 1815-45. Consulting editors: Masaie Matsumura and Judith Walkowitz. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2000.6 volume set. £495.Unknown London, carefully edited by John Marriott,...
Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840
Catherine Burroughs, ed., Women in British Romantic Theatre: Drama, Performance, and Society, 1790-1840. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. Pp. xvi + 344.Romantic drama provides the ground for some of the most exciting and innovative scholarship...