Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 2, 2009

Americanizing the Movies and "Movie-Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914
Richard Abel, Americanizing the Movies and "Movie- Mad" Audiences, 1910-1914. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. 373 pp. £18.95 / $31.95.American popular culture became a global mass culture largely because this particular national mass...
'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...
Fight Pictures: A History of Boxing and Early Cinema
Dan Streible, Fight Pictures: A History of Boxing and Early Cinema. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. xix + 396 pp. £14.95;$24.95.To say that Dan Streible's Fight Pictures has been a long time in the making would be an understatement. Over...
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...
The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded
Wanda Strauven, ed., The Cinema of Attractions Reloaded. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. 416 pp. $47.50.In or around the summer of 1986 film historical studies changed. The prepositional wobble, at once aiming towards precision and wary...
The Lord Chamberlain Regrets . . .: A History of British Theatre Censorship/Fantasies of Empire: The Empire Theatre of Varieties and the Licensing Controversy of 1894
Dominic Shellard and Steven Nicholson with Miriam Handley, The Lord Chamberlain Regrets . . .: A History of British Theatre Censorship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press/The British Library, 2004. 184 pp. £18.95; $38.00. Joseph Donohue, Fantasies...
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