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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Joseph Litvak © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press KURNICK DAVID , Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 ), pp. 280 , paper, $32.50 . A House Is Not a Home DAVID KURNICK, Empty Houses...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 477–481.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Goethe's sui generis masterpiece, Faust , including readings of both parts, the second being a kind of “development and clarification” (77) of the first. Brown wants to demonstrate the connection between the notion of “theatricality” developed in chapter 4 and Goethe's “scientific epistemology.” Referring...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Oliver Twist sh€ts from "the jubilation of beholding an Incarnation" to the "agony of staging an atonement" in the death of Nancy (32). It is this last figure and spectacle that dominates Payne's critical and theatrical imagi- nary as he argues it dominates Dickens's imagination-so thoroughly...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., burlesque, pantomime, and melodrama and then moving to nontheatrical perfor- mances. Most sustained is Rigney’s analysis of the craze for medieval ‘‘tourneys’’ based on Ivanhoe after the Civil War in the American South, which, unlike theatrical adaptations of Scott’s novel, entirely ignored Rebecca in...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... performance may not have depended on its actual staging, theatrical or otherwise. Some of James's post-1895 works prior to The Awkward Age —such as The Other House (1896) and Covering End (1898) but also The Outcry (1911)—were literally unstaged theater scripts published as novellas that worked as...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... morbidly dependent on the ills of capitalism and advanced instead toward prototheatrical expression—flat characters, dialogue, polemic. The third chapter, “Living Language: Print Drama, Live Drama, and the Socialist Theatrical Turn,” explores the three key dramatists of the 1880s and 1890s: Shaw...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
... saw in circuses, variety theater, and other mixed modes of theatrical spectacle; indeed, Nieland explains his focus on the abundant “eccentricity” of modern- ism by way of Sergei Eisenstein’s early devotion to a group of Russian circus performers who christened themselves the “eccentrics” and...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 324–326.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Maxwell convincingly argues for the acuity of Razaf's popular song lyrics, iden+dying their "impure, if not illegitimate, task: breeding the casual, risqu6, and urbane theatrical mode that ruled Harlem evenings with the service work that filled most Harlemites' days" (231). Janice Walker...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 443.
Published: 01 November 2006
...," they exist in a pro- liferation of material forms (in multiple editions and formats, imitative sequels, theatrical adaptations, print images, etc But surely this is to give up on explanation since we can always ask again: why do some characters rather than others proliferate in different forrns...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 221–223.
Published: 01 August 2004
... cleansed of its im moral theatricality, or as Price writes of "displac[ing] the stage by the family" (84). While Price's analysis of this reworking of past texts for new kinds of readers is fascinating, one of the main arguments of the first two chapters is to show us how this shapes the future...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... postrevolutionary melodrama. 13 Gaskell also rejects political melodrama's theatricalized emotions and the rising melodramatic action that culminates in an apocalyptic settling of social relations. 14 At first glance, Frederick's story is a typical nineteenth-century nautical melodrama, one of political...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 83–92.
Published: 01 May 2010
... its first weekend, Becoming Jane opened across exhibition sec- tors that differently shape cinematic consumption: independent cinemas (both strip mall and freestanding), multiplex, and megaplex. Yet these theatrical spaces screen different cultural products, serving niche markets and audiences...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., starting with “the attacked flesh as enacted violence,” moving to the theatricality of such violence, and finally to a new mode of violence captured in the professor's unexploded bottle bomb that he always carries on his person: “an image,” Cole notes, “of modern violence as pure, endlessly suspended...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 291–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... work Goring does not cite, including David Marshall, Adela Pinch, Jerome McGann, and Patricia Meyers Spacks. Marshall's book, The Surprising Effects of Sympathy [U of Chicago, 19881, is an especially regrettable omission in the discussions of sentimentality and theatricality.) For example, Aaron...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... their ignorance of English by saying disparaging things in a tone that led them to believe he was expressing praise and admiration. Of course, his stunt allowed audi- ences to mock the chiefs as they sat there, oblivious to the insult. But Bentley argues that it also exposed and theatricalized the...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Literature" controversy and the foundmg of the Guild of Literature and Art, through the lens provided by her first two chapters. The 1851 prospectus for the Guild went so far as to describe its fundraising theatrical production and the contempora- neous Great Exhibition as parallel efforts to call...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2007
... work, which Lucey attributes to the fact that she has to negotiate multiple contexts-theatrical, literary, popular, and personal (151). Lucey returns to Gide in the next chapter, in a Bourdieu-inspired discussion of how a writer situates himself in the literary field through letters, journals...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 180–201.
Published: 01 August 2001
... of Kiely's helpful apergus: "Compared with the obtrusive the- atricality of the novels of Walpole and Mrs. Radcliffe, the fiction of Fielding and Dickens seems only mildly influenced by the stage" (7). Theatricality is another pervasive aspect of the philosophical romance. Maturin once again...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 32–50.
Published: 01 May 1999
... textual monopoly on this brand of in- carnational morality with the emergent theatricality that was her extratextual means of exerting charismatic authority over a series of followers. In a Century Magazine commemorative profile of 1881, Frederic Myers began the circulation of one of the most...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 5–23.
Published: 01 August 2004
... like a character straight off the stage. He blusters, intrigues, fights, and will even speak in rhyme if the situation seems to warrant. His first letter-the novel's thirty-first-cements our opinion of Lovelace's theatricality and anachronism.1° Lovelace does not write familiar let- ters. His...