Shakespeare's Victorian stage - performing history in the theatre of Charles Kean, R.W. Schoch : book review

Wright, L.S. (2004) Shakespeare's Victorian stage - performing history in the theatre of Charles Kean, R.W. Schoch : book review. Shakespeare in Southern Africa, 16 . pp. 98-100. ISSN 1011-582X

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Abstract

This book is a primarily a study of Charles Kean’s productions of Shakespeare’s English chronicle plays at the Princess’s Theatre between 1852 and 1859, a period crucial to the development of ideas of English nationalism. Schoch focuses on these particular stagings as more than drama; as performances of nineteenth century theories of history and historical representation. His project operates under the aegis of the so-called ‘linguistic turn’ in cultural theory, and is suspicious of neo-marxian fundamentalism.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Professor Laurence Wright is Director and Head of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA), Rhodes University
Uncontrolled Keywords:Book reviews; English drama; theatre; Richard Schoch; Charles Kean; Stephen Bann; Victorian stage; Shakespeare; Victorian theatre history; historically accurate Shakespeare revivals
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Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)
ID Code:1229
Deposited By: Prof Laurence Wright
Deposited On:21 Oct 2008
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