Sensation drama, 1860-1880 :
an anthology /
edited by Joanna Hofer-Robinson and Beth Palmer.
|Summary:||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. |
|Published / Created:||
Edinburgh University Press,
|Series:||Edinburgh critical editions of nineteenth-century texts.
|Notes:||Includes bibliographical references. |
Physical description: xxxvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.