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The Magical Metropolis

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to the science of stagecraft, and to the endless recreations and adaptations of the wonders, magic, and treasures of the Arabian Nights that took place within the shows culture of ... More


Sets and the City: Staging London and Oliver Twist

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter tracks multiple ways in which Oliver Twist and London’s cityscape were adapted for the stage in the late 1830s. It argues that London was a flexible frame through which the audience’s ... More


Beginning at the beginning

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explains why Twelfth Night must begin with 1.2 rather than 1.1, and cites eighteenth- to nineteenth-century productions as conclusive evidence.


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