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Shakespeares Victorian Stage: Performing History in the Theatre of Charles Kean Richard W. Schoch

Shakespeares Victorian Stage: Performing History in the Theatre of Charles Kean

Richard W. Schoch

Published December 14th 2006
ISBN : 9780521034364
Paperback
224 pages
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This is the first book to explore the revivals of Shakespeares history plays, Henry V, Henry VIII, King John, Macbeth, and Richard II, as staged by the actor-manager Charles Kean in mid-Victorian London. These celebrated productions, renowned forMoreThis is the first book to explore the revivals of Shakespeares history plays, Henry V, Henry VIII, King John, Macbeth, and Richard II, as staged by the actor-manager Charles Kean in mid-Victorian London. These celebrated productions, renowned for their attention to antiquarian detail, provided an opportunity for audiences to participate in the Victorian obsession with history. Many illustrations are previously unpublished and the book will be of interest to scholars and students of theater history, Shakespeare studies and Victorian culture.