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Author Glavin, John, author

Title After Dickens : reading, adaptation and performance / John Glavin
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 20
Contents pt. I. Set up. 1. Dickens, adaptation and Grotowski. 2. ... as upon a theatre -- pt. II. Flashback. 3. ... to be a Shakespeare. 4. Exit: "the sanguine mirage" -- pt. III. Resolution. 5. How to do it. 6. Coda
Summary After Dickens is both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a historical inquiry into Dickens's relationship to the theatre and theatricality of his own time, and uncovers a much more ambivalent, often hostile, relationship than has hitherto been noticed. In this context, Dickens's novels can be seen as a form of counter-performance, one which would allow the author to perform without being seen or scrutinized. But Glavin also identifies a rich performative potential in Dickens's fiction, and describes new ways to stage that fiction in emotionally powerful, critically acute adaptations. The book as a whole, therefore, offers a reading of Dickens through an unusual alliance between literary criticism and theatrical performance
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-222) and index
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Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- Performing arts
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Adaptations
Performing arts -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Performing arts in literature
Stage adaptations
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Theatrical adaptations.
Theatrical adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780511149436
9780511484810 (ebook)