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After Dickens Reading, Adaptation and Performance

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ISBN-10: 0521633222

ISBN-13: 9780521633222

Edition: 1999

Authors: John Glavin, Gillian Beer

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John Glavin's study conducts a historical inquiry into Dickens's relationship to the theatre and theatricality of his own time, and uncovers an ambivalent, often much more hostile relationship than has hitherto been noticed.
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Book details

List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/11/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works…    

Acknowledgments
Note on the text
Introduction
Set Up
Dickens, adaptation and Grotowski
�Ǡ as upon a theatre
Flashback
�Ǡ to be a Shakespeare
Exit: 'the sanguine mirage'
Resolution
How to do it
Coda
Notes
References
Index