Far from focusing exclusively on the subaltern, colonial subject, this volume addresses the Other in its wider meaning, focusing on case studies as famous as Edwin Forrest and Ira Aldridge or as neglected as that of the Māori who appeared on the London stage in the 1860s. Written by an international group of scholars, this collection offers an informed, updated insight into the extensive and multifaceted presence of the non-British in both Georgian and Victorian drama, investigated through new lenses and materials to shed light on the complex engagement of nineteenth-century British culture with alterity.
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Library of Congress Control Number: 2015952197
Cover image: Detail from a hand-coloured lithograph from the title page of The Will and The Way, Purkess’s Penny Pictorial Plays, no.21. Courtesy of the Special Collections and Archives, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
ISSN 2235-2287 ISBN 978-3-0343-1928-7 (print) ISBN 978-3-0353-0777-1 (eBook)
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