Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is a magazine focusing on Arts

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, 2008

Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History
Amelie Hastie, Cupboards of Curiosity: Women, Recollection, and Film History. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. xii+242 pp. $21.95.The historical cupboard that Amelie Hastie opens is full of strangely unique and sometimes strangely everyday objects...
Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race
Gay Gibson Cima, Early American Women Critics: Performance, Religion, Race. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xi + 241 pp. £53.00; $96.00.By dissolving traditional generic boundaries and reimagining the notion of a critic and criticism in...
Editorial: The Nineteenth Century Digital Age
This editorial is prompted by my attendance at two conferences in the past year which have marked the conclusion of major projects in the digitisation of primary materials and research resources for the nineteenth-century theatre. As is the way with...
Interruptions by Inevitable Petticoats: Skirt Dancing and the Historiographical Problem of Late Nineteenth-Century Dance
A craze for the skirt dance and for skirt dancing swept across the stages and dance floors and into the drawing rooms and schoolrooms of Europe and the United States of America during the 1890s.1 Individual skirt dance performers attracted mass fan bases...
Lilian Baylis: Theatre Historian
In 1936, Lilian Baylis, then manager of the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells and a woman who was running an opera company, a Shakespeare company, and a dance company, accepted an invitation from the International Federation of Business and Professional Women...
Picasso, Braque and Early Film in Cubism
Bernice B. Rose, ed., Picasso, Braque and Early Film in Cubism. New York: PaceWildenstein, 2007. 188 pp. £79.95; $75.00.PaceWildenstein's exhibition Picasso, Braque and Early Film in Cubism ran from 20 April to 23 June 2007 in New York. Those lucky enough...
Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U. S. Study of Film
Dana Polan, Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U. S. Study of Film. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. 406pp. £15.95.In recent years, several of the humanities disciplines have worked to re-examine their own histories as a means...
The Bard Returns to Shoreditch: Shakespearean Productions at the Britannia Theatre
Shoreditch is associated with Shakespeare because it was the location of the Renaissance playhouses The Theatre - where the Lord Chamberlain's Men performed - and The Curtain. By the early years of the nineteenth century the area's connection with Shakespeare...
The Performance of Anti-Theatrical Prejudice in a Provincial Victorian Town: Nottingham and Its New Theatre Royal, 1865(1)
1. IntroductionOn 25 September 1865 the New Theatre Royal Nottingham opened its doors for the first time with a performance of Sheridan's The School for Scandal. The evening - which had begun amid applause with a performance of the National Anthem by...
The Victorian Clown
Jacky Bratton and Ann Featherstone, The Victorian Clown. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 273 pp. £50.00; $85.00.Billed as 'a micro-history of mid-Victorian comedy, spun out of the life and work of two professional clowns,' this is a rich...
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