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Darwin’s Flinch

Tiffany Watt Smith

in On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198700937
eISBN:
9780191770487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700937.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

Chapter One takes as its starting point Charles Darwin’s self-experiment at London Zoological Gardens, when he recoiled from a puff adder lunging from behind its glass tank (The Expression of the ... More


1881–1882 Iolanthe

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

While Patience ran successfully at the new Savoy Theatre in London, The Sorcerer, Pinafore, and The Pirates were all still alive and being performed by separate companies around the country. In ... More


The Rise

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

Pamela Hansford Johnson’s childhood was spent in a theatrical household in Battersea. Her grandfather had been treasurer to Sir Henry Irving, and her mother and her aunts at one time or another were ... More


Breaking Free

Deirdre David

in Pamela Hansford Johnson: A Writing Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198729617
eISBN:
9780191843280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729617.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Women's Literature

In 1949, Pamela and Snow travelled to Venice for an international meeting of PEN. In the course of a magical week, they admitted their love for each other and Pamela returned to London determined to ... More


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