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Queen Victoria and the Theatre of her Age

  • Richard W. Schoch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. At Home

    1. Front Matter
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  3. In London

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
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  4. The Queen’s Example

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-235

About this book

Introduction

A fresh and intimate portrait of Queen Victoria 'at the play'. Through Victoria's diary, artwork and correspondence we see her as enraptured spectator, bountiful patron and tyrannical director of private theatricals. At times she appears formidable. More frequently she is impudent, high-spirited and unruly; a woman who delights in gory melodramas and circus acts. Queen Victoria and the Theatre of Her Age gives readers a deeply personal account of her lifelong devotion to the stage. It will appeal to anyone interested in monarchy's place in popular culture.

Keywords

culture drama stage theatre

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard W. Schoch
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  1. 1.School of English and DramaQueen Mary, University of LondonUK

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