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Creator:
Nussbaum, Felicity
Title(s):

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)
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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  • 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.