The Resource Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre, Deborah Vlock

Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre, Deborah Vlock

Label
Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre
Title
Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Vlock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dickens' novels, like those of his contemporaries, are more explicitly indebted to the theatre than scholars have supposed: his stories and characters were often already public property by the time they were published, circulating as part of a current theatrical repertoire well known to many Victorian readers. In this book, Deborah Vlock argues that novels - and novel readers - were in effect created by the popular theatre in the nineteenth century, and that the possibility of reading and writing narrative was conditioned by the culture of the stage. Vlock resuscitates the long-dead voices of Dickens' theatrical sources, which now only tentatively inhabit reviews, scripts, fiction, and nonfiction narratives, but which were everywhere in Dickens' time: voices of noted actors and actresses and of popular theatrical characters. She uncovers unexpected precursors for some popular Dickensian characters, and reconstructs the conditions in which Dickens' novels were initially received
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • 823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.P45
LC item number
V58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
19
Label
Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre, Deborah Vlock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-222) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Dickens and the "imaginary text" -- 3. Theatrical attitudes: performance and the English imagination -- 4. Patter and the politics of standard speech in Victorian England -- 5. Charles Mathews, Charles Dickens, and the comic female voice -- 6. Patter and the problem of redundancy: odd women and Little Dorrit -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
000013840635
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 226 p.
Isbn
9780521640848
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
98021087
Other physical details
ill.
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.b18463125
System control number
  • 18463125lg
  • (OCoLC)38993018

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