Actresses On The Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance And The Galatea Myth Gail Marshall

ISBN: 9780521620161

Published: May 7th 1998

Hardcover

233 pages


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Actresses On The Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance And The Galatea Myth  by  Gail Marshall

Actresses On The Victorian Stage: Feminine Performance And The Galatea Myth by Gail Marshall
May 7th 1998 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 233 pages | ISBN: 9780521620161 | 5.80 Mb

Gail Marshall looks at actresses on the English stage of the later nineteenth century, and argues that much of their work was determined by the popularity at the time of images of Classical sculpture. They were often encouraged to look as much asMoreGail Marshall looks at actresses on the English stage of the later nineteenth century, and argues that much of their work was determined by the popularity at the time of images of Classical sculpture. They were often encouraged to look as much as possible like statues, and thus to appear to their audiences as sexually desirable objects rather than creative artists.

The book draws for its evidence on theatrical fictions, visual representations, and popular cultures assimilation of the sculptural image, as well as on theatrical productions.



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