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Politics, performance and popular culture : theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain / Ed. by Peter Yeandle, Katherine Newey and Jeffrey Richards.

Contributor(s): Yeandle, Peter, Ed | Newey, Katherine, Ed | Richards, Jeffrey, Ed.
Series: Studies in popular culture.Publisher: Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016Description: xiv, 279 p.ISBN: 9780719091698.Subject(s): Theater -- Great Britain | Popular culture -- Great Britain | Popular culture | TheaterDDC classification: 306.484 094 1 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: "This collection brings together studies of popular performance and politics across the nineteenth century, offering a fresh perspective from an archivally grounded research base. It works with the concept that politics is performative and performance is political. The book is organised into three parts in dialogue regarding specific approaches to popular performance and politics. Part I offers a series of conceptual studies using popular culture as an analytical category for social and political history. Part II explores the ways that performance represents and constructs contemporary ideologies of race, nation and empire. Part III investigates the performance techniques of specific politicians - including Robert Peel, Keir Hardie and Henry Hyndman - and analyses the performative elements of collective movements."--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This collection brings together studies of popular performance and politics across the nineteenth century, offering a fresh perspective from an archivally grounded research base. It works with the concept that politics is performative and performance is political. The book is organised into three parts in dialogue regarding specific approaches to popular performance and politics. Part I offers a series of conceptual studies using popular culture as an analytical category for social and political history. Part II explores the ways that performance represents and constructs contemporary ideologies of race, nation and empire. Part III investigates the performance techniques of specific politicians - including Robert Peel, Keir Hardie and Henry Hyndman - and analyses the performative elements of collective movements."--

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