Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review

"An informative and scholarly survey by Donald Mullin, Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review, compiles extensive critical assessments by contemporary reviewers of some 250 British and American players who performed between 1837 and 1901.

Author: Donald C. Mullin

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002921709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"An informative and scholarly survey by Donald Mullin, Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review, compiles extensive critical assessments by contemporary reviewers of some 250 British and American players who performed between 1837 and 1901." Backstage
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Theatre in the Victorian Age

Kenneth Richards and Peter Thomson (London, 1971) and Shakespeare and the
Victorian Stage, ed. Richard Foulkes (Cambridge ... In modern scholarship,
Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review, ed. Donald Mullin (Westport, Conn.,
1983) ...

Author: Michael R Booth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521348374

Category: Drama

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A comprehensive survey of the theatre practice and dramatic literature of the Victorian period.
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Actresses on the Victorian Stage

Lewes, George Henry, On Actors and the Art of Acting, London: Smith, Elder,
1875. Lilly, W. S., 'The New Naturalism', Fortnightly Review 38 (1885), 240–56. '
The Living Pictures', New Review, II (1894), 461–70. Lynn Linton, E., The Stage
as a ...

Author: Gail Marshall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521620163

Category: History

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Examines the figure of the Victorian actress in the context of the cult of Classical sculpture.
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Sir Henry Irving

He transformed the theatre, in Britain and America, from a disreputable and marginal entertainment into a respected and uplifting art form. This work gives an account of Irving and his impact on the Victorian theatre and life.

Author: Jeffrey Richards

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sir Henry Irving was the greatest actor of the Victorian age and was thought of by Gladstone as his greatest contemporary. He transformed the theatre, in Britain and America, from a disreputable and marginal entertainment into a respected and uplifting art form. This work gives an account of Irving and his impact on the Victorian theatre and life.
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What Women Do What Women Say Responsive Voice on the Victorian Stage

(19) The reviews collected in Charles Eyre Pascoe' Dramatic List (1879) and
Donald Mullin's dictionary Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review (1986) also
provide evidence of the consideration of the voice when praising the
interpretations ...

Author: Laura MONRÓS GASPAR

Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca

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La publicación de este volumen representa un caso relativamente insólito. Un pequeño grupo de jóvenes investigadores de menos de treinta años convence a un grupo mucho más numeroso de la misma edad para celebrar en Salamanca la First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. El resultado es deslumbrante. No solo demuestran una gran capacidad organizativa, sino que los resultados individuales de las aportaciones científicas son sobresalientes. Este volumen, Current Trends in Anglophone Studies, recoge una selección revisada de las propuestas presentadas en el Encuentro y gira en torno a una estructuración tripartita clásica: estudios culturales, lingüísticos y literarios. En ella caben todos aquellos que se mueven en el campo de los estudios anglófonos. Cada uno de estos campos podría haber sido suficiente para celebrar un congreso, pero parece razonable que en este tipo de encuentros tengan cabida todos. De ese modo, este volumen se convierte en un ejemplo de aproximación interdisciplinar a los estudios anglófonos. Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, sobresale la variedad de temas tratados, así como la internacionalización de los autores, dentro de este apartado. Estudiantes españoles e italianos acometen estudios relacionados con la música, la pintura, el cine, la traducción, la marginalidad social o el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la producción artística. Si no pareciera demasiado atrevido, podría decirse que estos jóvenes estudiosos irían más allá de lo que un día ya lejano pudieron imaginar Richard Hoggard o Raymond Williams. Los estudios aquí presentados reflejan, sin duda, la evolución que la propia sociedad ha experimentado en estos últimos cincuenta años y exploran la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria, y los contextos económicos, políticos e históricos. No es de extrañar que una gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centren en el estudio de la lengua, ya que la demanda del inglés se ha incrementado de forma considerable en los últimos años. Sobresalen los análisis puramente filológicos y sobre todo los relacionados con el aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua. Por eso, destacan estudios que contemplan rasgos morfológicos, léxicos o sintácticos. Sin embargo, el mayor número de participaciones hace referencia al ya citado aprendizaje del inglés como L2, tanto desde el análisis de materiales, como desde la práctica oral o escrita. Las contribuciones literarias ofrecen una evaluación teórica, formal e interpretativa de distintas tendencias desde perspectivas tanto interdisciplinares como interculturales. Cronológicamente los estudios abarcan textos desde el siglo XVIII hasta nuestros días, con un acento especial en los autores más contemporáneos y en el género narrativo. En general estos estudios se fijan en textos concretos y los analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Pero abundan menos las aproximaciones desde la teoría literaria, desde la técnica narrativa o, como tal vez cabría esperar al tratarse de estudiantes tan jóvenes, desde la aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías. Por el contrario, se repiten temas como los traumas heredados de la Guerra de Vietnam, las cicatrices del 11 de septiembre o los problemas de género. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos claramente prometedora, que transmite la seguridad de que el futuro de la Filología Inglesa está en buenas manos y podrá experimentar una positiva evolución en los próximos años. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes individuales y, sobre todo, a los organizadores del evento, y editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y de saber hacer.
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The Victorian Review

He was piqued , and justly so , by the conduct of the actors and actresses . Each
of ... What bistrionic star , when he orders the gas - man to turn all the limelight '
on the central figure of the picture , bestows so much as a passing thought on the
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The Victorian Review

and the critic found reason to esteem the man as highly as he had admired the
actor . ... of the part of Jean Guillard , in “ Le Portefeuille , ” deserve to be
committed to memory by every actor or actress who aspires to become a true
artist .

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The Rise of the Victorian Actor

Ibid. p. 129. 76. Saturday Review, 8 May 1858, Vol. V, p. 480. 77. Sir Frederick
Pollock, Vol. I, p. 156. 78. Ibid. Vol. II, p. 12. 79. Ibid. Vol. II, p. 36. 80. Fanny rated
acting the lowest of the arts as it did not originate, and was therefore uncreative.

Author: Michael Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317399094

Category: Performing Arts

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Originally published in 1978. Between 1830 and 1890 the English theatre became recognisably modern. Standards of acting and presentation improved immeasurably, new playwrights emerged, theatres became more comfortable and more intimate and playgoing became a national pastime with all classes. The actor’s status rose accordingly. In 1830 he had been little better than a social outcast; by 1880 he had become a member of a skilled, relatively well-paid and respected profession which was attracting new recruits in unprecedented numbers. This is a social history of Victorian actors which seeks to show how wider social attitudes and developments affected the changing status of acting as a profession. Thus the stage’s relationship with the professional world and the other arts is dealt with and is followed by an assessment of the moral and religious background which played so decisive a part in contemporary attitudes to actors. The position of actresses in particular is given special consideration. Many non-theatrical sources are used here and there is a survey of salaries and working conditions in the theatre to show how the rising social status of the actor was matched by changes in his theatrical standing. A novel area of study is covered in tracing the changing social composition of the acting profession over the period and in exploring the case-histories of three generations of performers.
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The Moonstone

New York: Taplinger, 1968. Morley, Henry. The Journal of a London Playgoer.
1866. Leicester: Leicester UP, 1974. Mullin, Donald, ed. Victorian Actors and
Actresses in Review: A Dictionary of Contemporary Views of Representative
British ...

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460401347

Category: Fiction

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Intrigue, investigations, thievery, drugs and murder all make an appearance in Collins’s classic who-done-it, The Moonstone. Published in serial form in 1868, it was inspired in part by a spectacular murder case widely reported in the early 1860s. Collins’s story revolves around a diamond stolen from a Hindu holy place. On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder receives the diamond, but by the following morning the stone has been stolen again. As the story unravels through multiple eyewitness accounts, the elderly Sergeant Cuff—with a face “sharp as a hatchet”—looks for the culprit. One of Collins’s best-loved novels, with an exciting plot moved along by deftly-drawn characters and elegant pacing, The Moonstone was also turned into a play by Collins; the play appears as an appendix to this edition.
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Victorian Review

My eldest brother he brought them on the stage , bargained for - a most had
recently witnessed that great actor's King John ... Such a cast was sure to and are
asking for , when they would foist plain- self before their eyes , gracious and
naive ...

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Women and Victorian Theatre

This important book chronicles the growing role of women playwrights, managers and actresses in the Victorian theatre.

Author: Kerry Powell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521033292

Category: Drama

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This important book chronicles the growing role of women playwrights, managers and actresses in the Victorian theatre.
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Victorian Women and the Theatre of Trance

This book examines some of the most fascinating American and British actresses of the Victorian era, whose performances fairly mesmerized their audiences of amused skeptics and ardent believers.

Author: Amy Lehman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786454716

Category: Performing Arts

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Spiritualists in the nineteenth century spoke of the “Borderland,” a shadowy threshold where the living communed with the dead, and where those in the material realm could receive comfort or advice from another world. The skilled performances of mostly female actors and performers made the “Borderland” a theatre, of sorts, in which dramas of revelation and recognition were produced in the forms of séances, trances, and spiritualist lectures. This book examines some of the most fascinating American and British actresses of the Victorian era, whose performances fairly mesmerized their audiences of amused skeptics and ardent believers. It also focuses on the transformative possibilities of the spiritualist theatre, revealing how the performances allowed Victorian women to speak, act, and create outside the boundaries of their restricted social and psychological roles.
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Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Acra Pontificum Romanorum Inedita , 374 Actors and Actresses , 239 Actor's
Leisure , an , 665 Ægean , a Cruise in the ... 312 Architecture , 563 Arctic
Province , an , 27 Art under Queen Victoria , 889 Australian Handbook , the , 382
Church of ...

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Victorian Theatre

Thic collection brings together documents of the social life of the Victorian theatre, descriptions of the audiences, the working conditions of Victorian actors and authors, the theory and practice of theatre management, and the techniques ...

Author: Russell Jackson

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books

ISBN: PSU:000023735453

Category: Performing Arts

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...a valid and informed analysis of the Victorian stage and a sourcebook that is remarkably rich...--Theatre Notebook
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Review Superstition , Rustic , 155 Swann , Eliza ; her Book , 545 Swordsmen's
Clubs , 191 Traitors , Are They ? ... Actors and Actresses , 239 Cinderella and the
Two Gifts , 422 Gazetteer , a New , 561 Actor's Leisure , an , 665 Citizen Reader ,
the , 814 German ... an , 27 Del Mar's Money , 662 History , Verdicts of ,
Reviewed , 738 Art under Queen Victoria , 889 Del Sarto's , Andrea , “ Carità , ”
488 Homer ...

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The London Review of Politics Society Literature Art Science

A comedian “ sour balloon , ” & c . , for the Victoria , Drury Lane , Olympic ,
Grecian , who made grimaces is accused of ... names for the materials they draw ,
" or to be “ a draw ; " if the elocution of any actor is some are called upon “ to work
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The Fortnightly Review

They record the careful criticisms of an actor , who was also a scholar , on the
other great actors and actresses of his day . ... and Foreign , from the Accession
of Queen Victoria , June 20 , 1937 , to the Peace of Versailles , February 28 ,
1871.

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Saturday Review

Actors and actresses Parisian public and of the Comédie Française , we are not
without who never think it worth their ... From the Mr. Dickens ridiculed so exactly
in the episode of Mr. Crummles's days of Elizabeth to the days of Victoria the ...

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