Is He a Dramatist? Or, Something Singular! Staging Dickensian drama as practice-led research

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dc.contributor.author Hofer-Robinson, Joanna
dc.contributor.author Cox Jensen, Oskar
dc.contributor.author Whipday, Emma
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T14:18:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T14:18:54Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-01
dc.identifier.citation Robinson, J., Jensen, O. C. and Whipday, E. (2016) 'Is He a Dramatist? Or, Something Singular! Staging Dickensian Drama as Practice-Led Research', Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 43(2), pp. 160-182. doi: 10.1177/1748372716687317 en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.issued 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 160 en
dc.identifier.endpage 182 en
dc.identifier.issn 1748-3727
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4917
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1748372716687317
dc.description.abstract Charles Dickens is not usually remembered as a dramatist; in fact, the contemporary success of his subsequently neglected dramatic writing is predicated on the absence of the authorial persona that we now consider ‘Dickensian’. Drawing on findings from a practice-led research project, which staged Dickens’s burletta Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular!, this article examines what performing this play can tell us about Dickensian dramaturgy and nineteenth-century theatrical culture. Interrogating the role of practice-led research in the study of nineteenth-century drama, we suggest that this methodology allows contemporary scholars to look beyond Dickens’s contemporary significance as a canonised literary and heritage figure. Our historically informed production illuminates the ways in which Dickens used material properties, music, and performance strategies to stage-manage his own disappearing act as a playwright. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.uri http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1748372716687317
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications en
dc.subject Dickens en
dc.subject Burletta en
dc.subject Practice-led research en
dc.subject Scenery en
dc.subject Rehearsal en
dc.subject 1830s en
dc.title Is He a Dramatist? Or, Something Singular! Staging Dickensian drama as practice-led research en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joanna Hofer-Robinson, English, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: joanna.hofer-robinson@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress joanna.hofer-robinson@ucc.ie en


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