Playing Sick: Performances Of Illness In The Age Of Victorian Medicine

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Author: Meredith Conti
Publisher: Routledge
Genre: Art > Cinema
Pages: 233
Language: english
Year: 2019
ISBN 10: 1351787705
ISBN 13: 9781351787703
Series: Routledge Advances In Theatre & Performance Studies
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

Few life occurrences shaped individual and collective identities within Victorian-era society as critically as witnessing or suffering from illness. The prevalence of illness narratives within late nineteenth-century popular culture was made manifest on the period's British and American stages, where...