Theatre and Celebrity in Britain 1660-2000

Mary E Luckhurst, Jane Moody

Research output: Book/ReportAuthored book

Abstract

These exciting essays explore aspects of fame, notoriety and transgression in a wide range of performers and playwrights including David Garrick, Oscar Wilde, Ellen Terry, Laurence Olivier and Sarah Kane, examining the ingenious ways in which these stars have negotiated fame. The essays also analyse the complex relationships between discourses of celebrity and questions of gender, spectatorship and the operation of cultural markets.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)1403946825, 978-1403946829
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2005

Keywords

  • Theatre, Celebrity, Drama, United Kingdom, Performance

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