Grangerizing Theatre's Histories: Spectatorship, the Theatrical Tinsel Picture and the Grangerized Book

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Abstract

Tinselling and Grangerising were popular nineteenth-century hobbies. Both involved adding decoration to existing objects: tinsellers added coloured foils, fabrics and textured metal pieces to black and white or coloured prints, while grangerisers added illustrations and other information to printed books. The stage and popular theatrical personalities proved popular subjects for both. In this essay, I argue that understanding of the processes involved in tinselling and grangerising can aid a fuller understanding of the dynamics, practices and reception of the theatre of the time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-210
Number of pages16
JournalNineteenth Century Theatre and Film
Volume42
Issue number2
Early online date1 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Bibliographical note

Accepted 06/03/2016

Keywords

  • Nineteenth century
  • tinsel prints
  • grangerised books
  • spectatorship/reception
  • theatre history
  • visual culture

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