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...Adapted from the diaries of Richard Wagner, Beethoven’s music soars in the background as a poor young composer named Richard Wagner struggles toward Vienna to meet the composer he idealizes. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance...
...In 1911, a small but committed group of young performers from Russia's premier independent theatre – the Moscow Art Theatre (MAT) – gathered in a flat to experiment with new acting processes. The majority of these performers had been drawn...

‘Honour, decorum, prudence’: the novel and its reputation

Deborah Cartmell

Deborah Cartmell is Professor of English, De Montfort University, UK. Her recent publications include Adaptations in the Sound Era: 1927-3, Teaching Adaptations, ed. and A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation. She is co-editor and founder of the international journals, Adaptation and Shakespeare and series editor of the Bloomsbury Adaptation Histories. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Screen Adaptations Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice : The Relationship between Text and Film

Methuen Drama, 2010

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...The quality of Austen’s writing is usefully summarised by Lady Catherine de Bourgh in her pronouncement on how Elizabeth ought to behave: with ‘honour, decorum, prudence’ and it has long been the norm to read Austen adaptations...

The Business of Matrimony

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...Marriage was the glue that stuck Victorians together. Matrimony pasted everyone in place like so many photographs in an album and labelled them with a name and a station. Where there was dissention, trouble and unrest, marriage...

An Evening At A Whitechapel Gaff

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...It is worth comparing Hardy’s literary account, set as it is within the familiar landscape of the novel, with a piece of journalism describing a visit to a penny theatre – or gaff – in Whitechapel, which was published in the same year...

Society

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...The smart audiences who saw Society got what they liked — a bang up-to-date, fashionable, amusing play staged in a nice, clean theatre with carpet underfoot and white lace antimacassars in the stalls. The feminine touch came from theatre...

A Christmas Carol

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Charles Dickens

~playauthor~Written by~ Charles Dickens

Aurora Metro Books, 2007

Aurora Metro Books

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (42), Female (20), Male (19), Unassigned (3)

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...Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it is for everyone except the miserable Scrooge. He prefers to spend Christmas all alone in his large house, instead of celebrating with mistletoe and merriment. Bah, humbug! But one...

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Shakespeare and the Victorians

Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

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...In 1864 Robert Browning was discussing over dinner the proposed arrangements for celebrating the tercentenary of Shakespeare’s birth. He was impatient. All those self-important committees. ‘Here we are called upon to acknowledge...

The Second MRS Tanqueray

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1893) straddles the world of the old Victorian theatre and the new drama of the 1890s. It is a play with the imaginative texture of a novel that bears up to being read alone. It is more interested in inner states...

Acting Proverbs

Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer and freelance journalist. She was born in 1968 and educated at St John’s College, Oxford, where she gained a first in English. She has also published Islomania, a book about the fascination of islands. She lives in Dorset. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Theatricals : From menageries to melodrama

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2000

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...Drawing-room theatricals soon became standard home entertainment for the respectable middle classes and charades came to be regarded as tame, even somewhat passe. In 1858 Routledge published a new volume of playlets intended for home...