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dc.contributor.authorMulhallen, Jacqueline
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.submitted2018-04-03 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:51:12Z
dc.identifier646712
dc.identifierOCN: 847609650
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30308
dc.description.abstractThis is the first full-length study of Shelley’s plays in performance. It offers a rich, meticulously researched history of Shelley’s role as a playwright and dramatist and a reassessment of his "closet dramas" as performable pieces of theatre. With chapters on each of Shelley’s dramatic works, the book provides a thorough discussion of the poet’s stagecraft, and analyses performances of his plays from the Georgian period to today. In addition, Mulhallen offers details of the productions Shelley saw in England and Italy, many not identified before, as well as a vivid account of the actors and personalities that constituted the theatrical scene of his time. Her research reveals Shelley as an extraordinarily talented playwright, whose fascination with contemporary theatrical theory and practice seriously challenges the notion that he was a reluctant dramatist. Prof. Stephen Behrendt (Nebraska) has described the book as "wonderfully convincing" and "something wholly new in Shelley studies", while Prof. Tim Webb (Bristol) describes Mulhallen as having a "more precisely developed sense of the theatrical possibilities of Shelley's work than almost anybody who has written about Shelley". The Theatre of Shelley is essential reading for anyone interested in Romanticism, nineteenth-century culture and the history of theatre.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights
dc.subject.otherliterature
dc.subject.otherromanticism
dc.subject.otherlord byron
dc.subject.othernineteenth century
dc.subject.otheracting
dc.subject.othertheatre
dc.subject.otherromantic culture
dc.subject.otherpercy bysshe shelley
dc.subject.othertheatre history
dc.subject.otheractors
dc.subject.othergeorgian theatre
dc.subject.otherprometheus unbound
dc.subject.othermary shelley
dc.subject.otherdrama
dc.subject.otherromantic poetry
dc.subject.othercenci
dc.subject.othershelley's plays
dc.subject.otherLondon
dc.titleThe Theatre of Shelley
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0011
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages305


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