"Cymbeline" in the nineteenth century

Jackson, Russell Bennett (1971). "Cymbeline" in the nineteenth century. University of Birmingham. M.Res.

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This thesis consists of an Introduction, followed by Part I (chapters 1-2)in which nineteenth­ century criticism of the play is discussed, particular attention being paid to Helen Faucit's essay on Imogen, and its relationship to her playing of the role. In Part II the stage-history of Cymbeline in London is traced from 1785 to Irving's Lyceum production of 1896. Directions from promptbooks used by G.F. Cooke, W.C. Nacready, Helen Faucit, and Samuel Phelps are transcribed and discussed, and in the last chapter the influence of Bernard Shaw on Ellen Terry's Imogen is considered in the light of their correspondence and the actress's rehearsal copies of the play.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
School or Department: School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, Department of English Literature
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/4522


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