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Victorian Epic Burlesques
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2018

Victorian Epic Burlesques

A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Entertainments after Homer

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978-1-350-02717-6
9781350027176
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This anthology presents annotated scripts of four major burlesques by key playwrights: Melodrama Mad! or, the Siege of Troy by Thomas John Dibdin (1819); Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso by J.R. Planché (1834); The Iliad; or, the Siege of Troy by Robert Brough (1858) and Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War by F.C. Burnand (1865). Beloved legend, archaeological riddle and educational staple: Homer’s epic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath were vividly reimagined in nineteenth-century Britain. Classical burlesques—exceptionally successful theatrical entertainments—continually mined the Iliad and Odyssey to lucrative comic effect. Burlesques combined song, dance and slapstick comedy with an eclectic kaleidoscope of topical allusions. From namedropping boxing legends to recasting Shakespearean combats, epic adaptations overflow with satirical commentary on politics, cultural highlights and everyday current affairs. In uncovering Homer's irreverently playful afterlife, this selection showcases burlesque’s development and wide appeal. The critical introduction analyses how these plays contested the accessibility of classical antiquity and dramatic performance. Textual and literary annotations, with contemporary illustrations, illuminate the juxtaposed sources to establish these repackaged epics as indispensable tools for unlocking nineteenth-century social, cultural and political history. Resources for further study are available online.
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Online Materials List of Figures Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Classical burlesque and Homeric epic Victorian Homer Homer burlesqued Ancient and modern Notes on editions, running commentary, and textual annotations 2. Thomas Dibdin, Melodrama Mad! Or, the Siege of Troy (1819, Surrey) 3. James Robinson Planché with Charles Dance, Telemachus; or, the Island of Calypso (1834, Olympic) 4. Robert B. Brough, The Siege of Troy; a Burlesque (1858, Lyceum) 5. Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Ulysses; or the Ironclad Warriors and the Little Tug of War (1865, St James’) 6. List of Epic Burlesques List of references cited Index
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This will be particularly welcome to those who work in the history of theater, but should be of interest broadly, as the texts illuminate a fascinating, understudied aspect of the culture.
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2018
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Englisch
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296 Seiten
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