"Every little movement has a meaning of its own": crises of category in English theatre cultures, 1890-1914

Poore, Benjamin and Jones, Kelly (2010) "Every little movement has a meaning of its own": crises of category in English theatre cultures, 1890-1914. In: Origins of English Dramatic Modernism 1870-1914. Academica Press, pp. 7-30. ISBN 9781933146669

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The aim of this volume is to examine nascent movements, genre shifts, developing authors/playwrights and controversial themes as they emerged in both drama and theatre. The editors have focused on the essence of creative nexus of London from the end of the nineteenth century up to the beginning of the Great War (1914). The resultant study discusses Gordon Craig and production design, Wilde, Shaw, Synge, Pinero, Strindberg,Harley Granville Barker,Jones, Archer, Ford Madox Ford, D.H.Lawrence, Galsworthy, Sims, women playwrights, popular theatre among other topics. The work complements J.L.Styan s 3 volume Modern Drama in Theory and Practice and is more focused on late 19th/early 20th c transitions and dramatic breakthroughs than Modern British Drama of Christopher Innes.

Keywords:modernism, popular theatre, music hall, theatricality, George Bernard Shaw, Brandon Thomas, Digitised
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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ID Code:2527
Deposited On:21 May 2010 10:32

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