or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 6.80 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Queen Victoria and the Theatre of Her Age [Hardcover]

Dr Richard Schoch

Price: 68.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 23 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details
Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

Book Description

29 Jan 2004 1403932972 978-1403932976
In 1837, an eighteen-year-old girl who liked going to see plays became Queen of England. For all her regal bearing, Victoria had common - even lowbrow - tastes. As an exuberant teenager she was thrilled by the lion tamer Isaac Van Amburgh; as a young mother she invited Tom Thumb to Buckingham Palace; as an elderly widow she was charmed by 'Buffalo' Bill Cody. At her command, courtiers and members of the Royal family appeared (often unwillingly) in private theatricals and tableaux vivants. She wrote in her diaries about famous actors and actresses, drew sketches of favourite productions, and followed backstage gossip by reading the Theatrical Journal.
But behind the pleasure there was a purpose. How did Victoria exploit the theatre to enhance her public image? How did the theatre use royal patronage to prove its moral fitness? Queen Victoria and the Theatre of her Age seeks out answers as it tells the story of the most enduring alliance in British history between the stage and the throne. Lively, accessible - and intensively researched - this book will appeal to anyone interested in monarchy's place in popular culture.

Product details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

'This delightful, charmingly illustrated account of Queen Victoria's long-lasting and eventful love affair with the theatre offers no less entertainment than sociological illumination. No one is better fitted to tell this story than Richard Schoch, and he does with deep scholarship, verve and flair.' - Professor Stanley Wells, Shakespeare Centre
'...amiable study of Queen Victoria's theatre-going.' - John Bowen, Times Literary Supplement

'Queen Victoria and the Theatre of Her Age is a little gem of beautifully researched detail, full of quotations from original sources; the surprising, the thought provoking, the amusing and the bizarre'. - Charlotte Zeepvat, Royalty Digest

'As with Schoch's previous excavations of Victorian theatricality, this is a very enjoyable, red-plush study.' - Plays International

About the Author

RICHARD W. SCHOCH is Reader in Drama and Theatre History at Queen Mary, University of London. His previous works include Not Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Victorian Stage, and Victorian Theatrical Burlesques. The recipient of fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The Leverhulme Trust, and The American Society for Theatre Research, he has been shortlisted for the Theatre Book Prize and the Barnard Hewitt Award.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
ARRAY(0xaa6afd44)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback