"The Lights o' London and Other Victorian Plays

"The Lights o' London and Other Victorian Plays

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This is a new selection of five English nineteenth-century plays, none of which has been recently available. In the case of "The Lights o' London", a famous drama of the 1880s, no printed text has ever before been published. Each of the plays represents the three dominant dramatic forms of the Victorian era: melodrama, farce and comedy. All were extremely popular with audiences, and much of the vigour, excitement and variety of dramatic expression of their time can be found in these texts.show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192827367
  • 9780192827364

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Introduction. Notes on the Text. Select Bibliography. Chronology. 1: Edward Fitzball: The Inchcape Bell. 2: Joseph Stirling Coyne: Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell?. 3: George Henry Lewes: The Game of Speculation. 4: George Robert Sims: The Lights o' London. 5: Henry Arthur Jones: The Middleman. Explanatory Notesshow more

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