Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, June

Adapting the Familiar: The Penny-Weekly Serials of Eliza Winstanley on Stage in Suburban Theatres
When playwrights in suburban London theatres in the mid-nineteenth century looked to penny-weekly serials for source materials, they frequently returned to the works of Eliza Winstanley, one of the core writers for John Dicks' stable of wide-selling,...
Clement Scott, the Victorian Tribal Scribe
Contemplation of the theatre of the nineteenth century seems to have arrived at the possibility of re-assessing the contributions of Victorian and Edwardian historians of the stage themselves: see, for example, recent work on Macqueen-Pope as 'wistful...
Editorial: Brooks McNamara, 1937-2009
Not many years ago, Brooks McNamara, Nan his wife, my wife Helen, and I were hiking in the Colorado Rockies. The trail became impassable. However, because I arrogantly assumed I could find an acceptable detour, I announced, 'Here, let a theatre historian...
'Flying Down the Saltmarket': The Irish on the Glasgow Music Hall Stage
Little Mackenzie danced the Highland Fling in the national costume, and aft erwards, in the attire of a Son of Erin, danced a jig, to the satisfaction of all.1Glasgow's rapid industrial expansion in the nineteenth century brought an enormous growth in...
'Our Shakespeare': The Melbourne Shakespeare Society, 1884-1930
In the incorporation of Shakespeare into Australian culture what might be differentiated as two initiating forces have been at work: theatrical Shakespeare and academic Shakespeare. Over the years since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 these forces...
Patriotism and Charles Kean: Henry V in 1859
In March 1859, Charles Kean mounted his final Shakespeare revival - as his productions had become known - at the Princess's Theatre on Oxford Street where he had been lessee and manager since 1851. Kean was the first of the Victorian actor-managers for...