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Author Mullenneaux, Nan, author

Title Staging family : domestic deceptions of mid-nineteenth-century American actresses / Nan Mullenneaux
Published Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Expanding frontiers: interdisciplinary approaches to studies of women, gender, and sexuality
Expanding frontiers.
Contents Introduction : the axe and the faint -- Opportunity or necessity? -- Trials and vicissitudes -- Domesticating mobility and nationalizing transnationalism -- Child actresses : private family, public persona, and national identity -- Embodying America : race and class -- Reinventing the private family : children and siblings -- Acting couples versus acting coupled -- Domestic differences -- Managing motherhood -- Later life and legacies
Summary "Examing the careers and lives of more than fifty nineteenth-century American actresses, Staging Family explores the interplay of culture, labor, and family in the advancement of mid-1800s social and political change"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Actresses -- Family relationships -- United States.
Actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Actresses -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1496210913 (electronic bk.)
9781496210913 (electronic bk.)