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n Shakespeare in Southern Africa - Shakespeare's Victorian Stage : Performing History in the Theatre of Charles Kean, Richard W. Schoch : book review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-582X
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Extracted from text ... RICHARD W. SCHOCH. Shakespeare's Victorian Stage : Performing History in the Theatre of Charles Kean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xiv, 208 pp. Reviewed by LAURENCE WRIGHT This book is a primarily a study of Charles Kean's productions of Shakespeare's English chronicle plays at the Princess's Theatre between 1852 and 1859, a period crucial to the development of ideas of English nationalism. Schoch focuses on these particular stagings as more than drama; as performances of nineteenth century theories of history and historical representation. His project operates under the aegis of the so-called 'linguistic turn' in cultural theory, and is ..

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