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Drama

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘A Slough of Despond in the wide well-tilled field of English Literature’. That was how one of the period’s best playwrights, Henry Arthur Jones, described Victorian drama up to 1891. For him plays ... More


Sex Problems and Nature's Law

Sos Eltis

in Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the fin de siècle emergence of the English sex-problem play, directly addressing issues of sexual morality and in particular the sexual double standard. The impact of changes in ... More


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