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The Resource Victor Hugo and the romantic drama, Albert W. Halsall

Victor Hugo and the romantic drama, Albert W. Halsall

Label
Victor Hugo and the romantic drama
Title
Victor Hugo and the romantic drama
Statement of responsibility
Albert W. Halsall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Esteemed in France as the leading writer of Romantic dramas, Victor Hugo created a body of work that revolutionized the dramatic canon of his time. In this book, Albert W. Halsall presents the first complete treatment in English of Hugo's plays." "This synthesis offers a history, plot summary, and detailed analysis of all the dramas, from Cromwell and Torquemada to the juvenilia and the epic melodrama Les Burgraves. Particular attention is given to Hugo's practical experiments in staging his own plays, which he nearly always directed himself in the 1830s. Also documented are the receptions accorded to Hugo's dramas, from the battle that greeted Hernani in 1830 to Richard Eyre's 1996 production of Le Roi s'amuse at London's Royal National Theatre, which pointed to the sexual high jinks among the royals of the period."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Halsall, A. W.
Dewey number
842/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2301
LC item number
.H448 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanticism
  • Hugo, Victor
Label
Victor Hugo and the romantic drama, Albert W. Halsall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth and dramatic juvenilia -- Theatre in France, 1800-1830 -- Hugo's aesthetic revolt (1), 1820-1827 : Inez de Castro, Amy Robsart, Cromwell, and its preface -- Aesthetic revolt (2), 1828-1831 : Hernani and Marion de Lorme -- The worst ... and the best of times, 1832 : Le Roi s'amuse amd Lucrèce Borgia -- Hugo's campaign against social injustice, 1833-1855 : Marie Tudor and Angelo, tyran de Padoue -- Social justice as erotic aspiration; 'An earthworm in love with a star' : Ruy Blas -- Hugo abandons the romantic drama : La Esmeralda, Les Jumeaux, and Les Burgraves -- Hugo's theatre after 1843 : Le Théatre en liberté; Return to the romantic drama : Mille Francs de récompense and Torquemada -- Conclusion : the romantic drama after Victor Hugo -- Chronology of Hugo's life and writings
Control code
41071155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780802043221
Lccn
99180921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Victor Hugo and the romantic drama, Albert W. Halsall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth and dramatic juvenilia -- Theatre in France, 1800-1830 -- Hugo's aesthetic revolt (1), 1820-1827 : Inez de Castro, Amy Robsart, Cromwell, and its preface -- Aesthetic revolt (2), 1828-1831 : Hernani and Marion de Lorme -- The worst ... and the best of times, 1832 : Le Roi s'amuse amd Lucrèce Borgia -- Hugo's campaign against social injustice, 1833-1855 : Marie Tudor and Angelo, tyran de Padoue -- Social justice as erotic aspiration; 'An earthworm in love with a star' : Ruy Blas -- Hugo abandons the romantic drama : La Esmeralda, Les Jumeaux, and Les Burgraves -- Hugo's theatre after 1843 : Le Théatre en liberté; Return to the romantic drama : Mille Francs de récompense and Torquemada -- Conclusion : the romantic drama after Victor Hugo -- Chronology of Hugo's life and writings
Control code
41071155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 251 pages
Isbn
9780802043221
Lccn
99180921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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