Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, June

Bologna: The Retrieved Cinema
The Bologna film festival 'Il cinema ritrovato' [The retrieved cinema] is an annual showcase of archival prints that have been recently restored by film archives and collectors from all over the world. A celebration of film archivalia, it usually offers...
'Chaste as a Picture by Wilkie': The Relationship between Comic Performance and Genre Painting in Early Nineteenth-Century British Theatre
The dramatist George Colman the Younger describes a private impersonation of a fellow-passenger on a coach by the actor Charles Mathews as 'humorous as a sketch by Hogarth, chaste as a picture by Wilkie.'1 Even in his coarsest characters, says Ann Mathews...
Griffith in the Twilight
D[avid] W[ark] Griffith is best known to today's theatre scholars as the pioneer director of large-scale silent motion pictures, most notably The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). These are but two of his more than 570 films, as many as...
Staging the Page: Visibility and Invisibility in Oscar Wilde's Salome
Aubrey Beardsley's illustrations for the original English translation of Oscar Wilde's Salome (1894) are regarded by many critics as representing the illustrator's commentary on the playwright's relation to his play - although opinion is divided as to...

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