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Sensation Drama, 1860–1880: An Anthology

Hofer-Robinson, Joanna and Palmer, Beth, eds. (2019) Sensation Drama, 1860–1880: An Anthology Edinburgh Critical Editions of Nineteenth-Century Texts . Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474439534

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Abstract

This pioneering edition provides access to some of the most popular plays of the nineteenth century. Characterised by exhilarating plots, large-scale special effects and often transgressive characterisation, these dramas are still exciting for modern readers. This anthology lays the foundation for further scholarly work on sensation drama and focuses public attention on to this influential and immensely popular genre. It features five plays from writers including Dion Boucicault and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. These are supported by a substantial critical apparatus, which adds further value to the anthology by providing rich details on performance history and textual variants. The critical introduction situates the genre in its cultural context and argues for the significance of sensation drama to shifting theatrical cultures and practices.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Hofer-Robinson, Joanna
Palmer, BethB.Palmer@surrey.ac.uk
Date : May 2019
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 03 Jul 2019 10:44
Last Modified : 03 Jul 2019 10:44
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852199

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