The Performing Century

Nineteenth-Century Theatre’s History

  • Editors
  • Tracy C. Davis
  • Peter Holland

Part of the Redefining British Theatre History book series (RBTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: the Performing Society

    1. Tracy C. Davis, Peter Holland
      Pages 1-9
  3. Performance Occasions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Jim Davis
      Pages 13-31
    3. Tracy C. Davis
      Pages 32-59
  4. Performance Anxieties

  5. Repertoires

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-271

About this book


This book looks at modes of performance and forms of theatre in Nineteenth-century Britain and Ireland. On subjects as varied as the vogue for fairy plays to the representation of economics to the work of a parliamentary committee in regulating theatres, the authors redefine what theatre and performance in the Nineteenth century might be.


comedy drama Great Britain history of theatre Romanticism stage theatre tragedy William Shakespeare

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