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The Politics of the Pantomime
The Politics of the Pantomime

The Politics of the Pantomime

Regional Identity in the Theatre 1860–1900

PERFORMING ARTS

288 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: September 2011

ISBN 9781902806891

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Sep 2011)
University Of Hertfordshire Press

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Overview

Dynamic and unique, this history examines pantomime productions in the English provinces—especially Birmingham, Nottingham, and Manchester—from 1860 through 1900. Arguing that pantomimes were rooted in specific expressions of local identity, this volume explores censorship as well as the relationships between theaters, their managers, authors, and audiences. A valuable contribution to the study of Victorian popular culture, this account also demonstrates how regional pantomime theater utilized political satire to its full advantage due to its geographical and creative distance from London.

Author Biography

Jill Sullivan is an honorary fellow at Exeter University and a contributor to a number of publications on 19th-century theater performance, including Victorian Pantomime: A Reader.