"The Performing Century: Nineteenth-Century Theatre's History is a fine collection of essays, and unlike some other such collections is likely to be of lasting value." -- Early Popular Visual Culture
"This collection of essays marks the distance travelled in the last two decades in scholarship on nineteenth-century theatre. Thirteen essays, collectively and individually, weave history and historiography together in what are uniformly exemplary demonstrations of new theatre history. The volume also reminds us that it is in this formerly most maligned of theatre-historic fields that some of the most interesting, innovative and critically engaged work is being done." -- Katherine Newey, Theatre Research International
"The diverse and provocative intellectual content of The Performing Century provides the reader with much that can be savored." —Alan Fischler, Le Moyne College
About the Author
TRACY C. DAVIS is Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University, USA, and author of Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture, George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre, The Economics of the British Stage, 1800-1914, and Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense. Her edited collections include Theatricality, and Playwriting and Nineteenth-Century British Women. She is President of the American Society for Theatre Research.
PETER HOLLAND is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 to 2002 he was Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 2007-08 he is President of the Shakespeare Association of America.