When They Weren't Doing Shakespeare: Essays on Nineteenth-Century British & American Theatre.
Eighteen critical essays covering the vast expanse of "other" Victorian theatre, to make up for the overwhelming coverage of Shakespeare theatre of the time period. Nineteenth century theatre in the US and England offered patrons social dramas, Christmas pantomimes, adaptations of Gothic novels, and spectacular melodramas. Playwrights adapted classics and made thrillers out of stories from the newspaper. Extensive index, works cited, and notes for each essay. University of Georgia Press. Published at $35. NEW. $9.00