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Creator:
Nussbaum, Felicity.
Title:
Rival queens : actresses, performance, and the eighteenth-century British theater / Felicity Nussbaum.
Published/Created:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010.
Physical Description:
383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Holdings:
Reference Library
PN2582.W65 N87 2010 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction: at stage's edge -- The economics of celebrity -- "Real, beautiful women": rival queens -- Actresses' memoirs: exceptional virtue -- Actresses and patrons: the theatrical contract -- The actress and performative property: Catherine Clive -- The actress, travesty, and nation: Margaret Woffington -- The actress and material femininity: Frances Abington -- Epilogue: contracted virtue.
Subject Terms:
Actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Theater and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Women in the theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
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