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Theatre and Celebrity in Britain 1660-2000

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Product description

Theatre has always been a site for selling outrage and sensation, a place where the public reputations are made and destroyed in spectacular ways. this is the first book to investigate the construction and production of celebrity in the British theatre.

These exciting essays explore aspects of fame, notoriety and transgression in a wide range of performers and playwrights including David Garrick, Oscar Wilde, Ellen Terry, Laurence Olivier and Sarah Kane, examining the ingenious ways in which these stars have negotiated fame. The essays also analyse the complex relationships between discourses of celebrity and questions of gender, spectatorship and the operation of cultural markets.

Dust jacket has some light marking. The hardcover and pages are in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Mary Luckhurst and Jane Moody
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1403946825
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Palgrave macmillan
Title:
Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660 - 2000

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Theatre has always been a site for selling outrage and sensation, a place where the public reputations are made and destroyed in spectacular ways. this is the first book to investigate the construction and production of celebrity in the British theatre.

These exciting essays explore aspects of fame, notoriety and transgression in a wide range of performers and playwrights including David Garrick, Oscar Wilde, Ellen Terry, Laurence Olivier and Sarah Kane, examining the ingenious ways in which these stars have negotiated fame. The essays also analyse the complex relationships between discourses of celebrity and questions of gender, spectatorship and the operation of cultural markets.

Dust jacket has some light marking. The hardcover and pages are in good condition.

Author(s):
Mary Luckhurst and Jane Moody
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1403946825
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Palgrave macmillan
Title:
Theatre and Celebrity in Britain, 1660 - 2000

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