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The Resource Private Theatricals : The Lives of the Victorians, Nina Auerbach, (electronic resource)

Private Theatricals : The Lives of the Victorians, Nina Auerbach, (electronic resource)

Label
Private Theatricals : The Lives of the Victorians
Title
Private Theatricals
Title remainder
The Lives of the Victorians
Statement of responsibility
Nina Auerbach
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Everyman" as actor on life's stage has been a recurrent theme in popular literature--epecially persuasive in these times of powerful electronic media, celebrity hype, and professional image-makers--but the great Victorians exuded sincerity. Nina Auerbach reminds us that all lives can be subversive performances. Charting the notable impact of the theater and theatricality on the Victorian imagination, she provocatively reexamines the concept of sincerity and authenticity as literary ideal. In novels, popular fiction, and biographies, Auerbach unveils the theatrical element in lives imagined and represented. Focusing on three major points in the life cycle--childhood, passage to maturity, and death--she demonstrates how the process of living was for Victorians the acting of a role; only dying generated a creature with an "own self." Her discussion draws not only on theater history, but on demonology-the ghosts and monsters so much a part of the nineteenth-century imagination. Nina Auerbach has written a closely reasoned and stimulating book for everyone interested in the Victorian age, and everyone interested in theatricality---whether private or on the stage
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Cataloging source
DE-B1597
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1943-2017
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Auerbach, Nina
Government publication
other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • English drama
  • Illusion in literature
  • Literatur
  • Prosa
  • Role playing in literature
  • Rollenspiel (Motiv)
  • Rollenspiel
  • Theater, Tanz
  • Theater
  • Theatraliteit
  • Toneel
  • Toneelstukken
  • Victoriaanse tijd
Target audience
specialized
Label
Private Theatricals : The Lives of the Victorians, Nina Auerbach, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • NOTES
  • ILLUSTRATION SOURCES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction: Trees and Transfigurations
  • I. Little Actors
  • II. Patterns of Conversion
  • III. Death Scenes
  • EPILOGUE Theatrical Fears
Control code
ssj0001123541
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Reprint 2014
Extent
1 online resource (132 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674418899
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674418899
Other physical details
5 halftones
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001123541
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Label
Private Theatricals : The Lives of the Victorians, Nina Auerbach, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
  • NOTES
  • ILLUSTRATION SOURCES
  • INDEX
  • Frontmatter
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction: Trees and Transfigurations
  • I. Little Actors
  • II. Patterns of Conversion
  • III. Death Scenes
  • EPILOGUE Theatrical Fears
Control code
ssj0001123541
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Reprint 2014
Extent
1 online resource (132 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780674418899
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674418899
Other physical details
5 halftones
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001123541
System details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web

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