Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, June

Music and the Representation of History in Charles Kean's Revival of Shakespeare's Henry V1
Actor-managers in the nineteenth century took it for granted that orchestral accompaniment was as integral to performance of Shakespeare as to melodrama. Charles Kean was no exception. All the plays in his series of Shakespearian revivals at the Princess's...
'No End to Dramatic Novelty': Ira Aldridge at the Royal Coburg Theatre
Ira Aldridge had his London début at the Royalty Theatre in the East End on 11 May 1825, playing Othello before a small but appreciative audience, and in the months that followed he continued performing there in melodramas such as Thomas Southerne's...
Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin: Out of the Natural Order
Jane R. Goodall, Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin: Out of the Natural Order. New York: Routledge, 2002. xi + 266 pp. $16.99 paper.Jane Goodall's study, as the title implies, takes up two expansive topics, which she attempts to join together....
The Forgotten Century: York's Theatre Royal between 1803 and 1911
In public discourse as well as academic research, the history of York's Theatre Royal tends to be reduced to two 'highlights' from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries: the theatre's period under the celebrated impresario, Tate Wilkinson, and the popular...
'The Triumph of the Supers': Hauptmann's the Weavers as Theatrical Event
'Die Weber A Threat to the State'(headline, New York Volkszeitung, 29 October 1894)'The day before yesterday I was at the theatre; they played Hauptmann's The Weavers. Although I had read the whole play in order to be able to follow it, I could not catch...
The Urbanization of Opera: Music Theater in the Nineteenth Century/Verdi's Theater: Creating Drama through Music/The Wagners: The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty/German Opera: From the Beginnings to Wagner
Anselm Gerhard, The Urbanization of Opera: Music Theater in the Nineteenth Century. Tr. Mary Whittall. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998. xxi + 503 pp. $50.00.Gilles de Van, Verdi's Theater: Creating Drama through Music. Tr. Gilda Roberts....
The Victorian Marionette Theatre
John McCormick, The Victorian Marionette Theatre. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004. 272 pp. $24.95.The variety of performance techniques invented, developed, discarded, or advanced in the nineteenth century is truly fascinating, and clearly...
Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850-1950/nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities
Mark Hampton, Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850-1950. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2004. vii + 218 pp. $35.00.Laurel Brake, Bill Bell, and David Finkelstein. Nineteenth-Century Media and the Construction of Identities. New York: Palgrave,...