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John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatre (Hardcover)

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This is the first book to explore the involvement of John Ruskin, the important Victorian thinker, with the popular theatre of his time. Based on original archival research, this book offers a fresh look at the aesthetic and social theories of Ruskin, 'the sage of Brantwood', and his direct and indirect influence on the commercial theatre of the late nineteenth century. As well as his writings, Ruskin's friendships with major Victorian actors such as Henry Irving, Wilson Barrett, Madge Kendal and Mary Anderson are explored, casting new light on the importance of the theatre to our understanding of Victorian culture. John Ruskin and the Victorian Theatre also offers original scholarship on the popular genres of pantomime, melodrama and the 'toga play' by two of the leading scholars in the field of Victorian theatre history, with an emphasis on the popular stage as a meeting place for all the arts: music, painting, sculpture and performance.


Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230524996
SKU 212204628
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230524990
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0257
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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