Lifeon­the Vic­to­ri­anS­tage: Theatri­calGos­sip

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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.

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