Lifeonthe VictorianStage: TheatricalGossip
Author: Nell Darby Publisher: Pen & Sword w. www.pen-and-sword.co.uk ISBN: 9781473882430 Price: £12.99 (PB)
The expansionof the press in Victorian Britain meant more pages to be filled, and more stories to be found. Life on the Victorian Stage: Theatrical Gossip looks at how the everyday lives of Victorian performers and managers were used for such a purpose, with the British newspapers covering the good, the bad and the ugly side of life on the stage during the 19th century. The lives of those in the theatrical profession are put into their wider social context to explore how they lived, and how they were perceived by press and public in Victorian Britain.