Victorians on Screen

Victorians on Screen

Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s.

Author: Iris Kleinecke-Bates

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Victorians on Screen

Victorians on Screen

Joyce, S. (2002) 'The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror'. In C. Krueger (ed.) ... 'Classic Serials – To Be Continued', Screen 23 (1), pp. 6–19.

Author: Iris Kleinecke-Bates

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137316721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Victorians on Screen investigates the representation of the Victorian age on British television from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Structured around key areas of enquiry specific to British television, it avoids a narrow focus on genre by instead taking a thematic approach and exploring notions of authenticity, realism and identity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Rewriting the Victorians

Rewriting the Victorians

In this framework, post—Victorian texts engaging with their ... expresses an interest in book-to-screen as well as screen-tobook adaptation, ...

Author: Andrea Kirchknopf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786471348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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"This book is an introduction to the novelistic refashionings of the Victorian age. The first segment of the book is devoted to clarifying definitions, terminology, interpretive contexts and discourses. Two major frameworks for reading post-Victorian fiction are developed in the rest of the book: the literary scene and political and social aspects of analysis"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Neo Victorianism on Screen

Neo Victorianism on Screen

Postfeminism and Contemporary Adaptations of Victorian Women Antonija Primorac ... focusing on screen adaptations and appropriations of Victorian literature ...

Author: Antonija Primorac

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319645599

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

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This book broadens the scope of inquiry of neo-Victorian studies by focusing primarily on screen adaptations and appropriations of Victorian literature and culture. More specifically, this monograph spotlights the overlapping yet often conflicting drives at work in representations of Victorian heroines in contemporary film and TV. Primorac’s close analyses of screen representations of Victorian women pay special attention to the use of costume and clothes, revealing the tensions between diverse theoretical interventions and generic (often market-oriented) demands. The author elucidates the push and pull between postcolonial critique and nostalgic, often Orientalist spectacle; between feminist textual interventions and postfeminist media images. Furthermore, this book examines neo-Victorianism’s relationship with postfeminist media culture and offers an analysis of the politics behind onscreen treatment of Victorian gender roles, family structures, sexuality, and colonial space.
Categories: Performing Arts

Vice and the Victorians

Vice and the Victorians

4 Modern national surveys such as South Oaks Gambling Screen (USA), Victorian Gambling Screen Australia, the Canadian Problem Gambling Index and the ...

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472525567

Category: History

Page: 272

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Vice and the Victorians explores the ways the Victorian world gave meanings to the word 'vice', and the role this complex notion played in shaping society. Mike Huggins provides a richer and more nuanced understanding of a term that, despite its vital importance to the Victorians, has thus far lacked a clear definition. Each chapter explores a different facet of vice. Firstly, the book seeks to define exactly what vice meant to the Victorians, exploring how the language of vice was used as a tool to beat down opposition and dissent. It considers the cultural geography and spatial dimensions of vice in the public and private spheres, before moving on to look at specific vices: the unholy trinity of drink, sex and gambling. Finally, it shifts from vice to virtue and the efforts of moral reformers, and reassesses the relationship between vice and respectability in Victorian life. In his lively and engaging discussion, Mike Huggins draws on a range of theory and exploits a wide variety of texts and representations from the periodical press, parliamentary reports and Acts, novels, obscene publications, paintings and posters, newspapers, sermons, pamphlets and investigative works. This will be an illuminating text for undergraduates studying Victorian Britain as well as anyone wishing to gain a more nuanced understanding of Victorian society.
Categories: History

A Companion to Literature Film and Adaptation

A Companion to Literature  Film  and Adaptation

“Screen adaptation has to be scrutinized with the question, is it seeking to ... spectacle of Victorians on screen contributed to the neoVictorian genre as ...

Author: Deborah Cartmell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118312049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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This is a comprehensive collection of original essays that explorethe aesthetics, economics, and mechanics of movie adaptation, fromthe days of silent cinema to contemporary franchise phenomena.Featuring a range of theoretical approaches, and chapters on thehistorical, ideological and economic aspects of adaptation, thevolume reflects today’s acceptance of intertextuality as avital and progressive cultural force. Incorporates new research in adaptation studies Features a chapter on the Harry Potter franchise, as well asother contemporary perspectives Showcases work by leading Shakespeare adaptation scholars Explores fascinating topics such as ‘unfilmable’texts Includes detailed considerations of Ian McEwan’sAtonement and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
Categories: Literary Criticism

Victorians on Broadway

Victorians on Broadway

Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860–1900: Representations of Music, Science, and Gender in the ... “Sondheim's Sweeney Todd on Stage and Screen.

Author: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813944333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

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Broadway productions of musicals such as The King and I, Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, and Jekyll and Hyde became huge theatrical hits. Remarkably, all were based on one-hundred-year-old British novels or memoirs. What could possibly explain their enormous success? Victorians on Broadway is a wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of live stage musicals from the mid- to late twentieth century adapted from British literature written between 1837 and 1886. Investigating musical dramatizations of works by Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others, Sharon Aronofsky Weltman reveals what these musicals teach us about the Victorian books from which they derive and considers their enduring popularity and impact on our modern culture. Providing a front row seat to the hits (as well as the flops), Weltman situates these adaptations within the history of musical theater: the Golden Age of Broadway, the concept musicals of the 1970s and 1980s, and the era of pop mega-musicals, revealing Broadway’s debt to melodrama. With an expertise in Victorian literature, Weltman draws on reviews, critical analyses, and interviews with such luminaries as Stephen Sondheim, Polly Pen, Frank Wildhorn, and Rowan Atkinson to understand this popular trend in American theater. Exploring themes of race, religion, gender, and class, Weltman focuses attention on how these theatrical adaptations fit into aesthetic and intellectual movements while demonstrating the complexity of their enduring legacy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Victorians

The Victorians

The era of Thatcher and ' Victorian values ' witnessed further engagement with classic novels on screen . Ironically , though , one of the first victims of ...

Author: John Gardiner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1852855606

Category: History

Page: 320

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A major study of changing attitudes to the Victorians, from Lytton Strachey to the present day. >
Categories: History

Adapting Endings from Book to Screen

Adapting Endings from Book to Screen

Yet, it is true that the problem with screen adaptations of neo-Victorian novels like A.S. Byatt's Possession is that the “neo” dimension may be lost, ...

Author: Armelle Parey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429536557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This book offers a new perspective on adaptation of books to the screen; by focusing on endings, new light is shed on this key facet of film and television studies. The authors look at a broad range of case studies from different genres, eras, countries and formats to analyse literary and cinematic traditions, technical considerations and ideological issues involved in film and television adaptions. The investigation covers both the ideological implications of changes made in adapting the final pages to the screen, as well as the aesthetic stance taken in modifying (or on the contrary, maintaining) the ending of the source text. By including writings on both film and television adaptations, this book examines the array of possibilities for the closure of an adapted narrative, focusing both on the specificities of film and different television forms (miniseries and ongoing television narratives) and at the same time suggesting the commonalities of these audiovisual forms in their closing moments. Adapting Endings from Book to Screen will be of interest to all scholars working in media studies, film and television studies, and adaptation studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Virtual Victorians

Virtual Victorians

27 What holds us to the screen is not, then, our narcissism, but the narcissism of the image. As the lateVictorian study of kinetics and the optical ...

Author: Veronica Alfano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137393296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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Exploring how scholars use digital resources to reconstruct the 19th century, this volume probes key issues in the intersection of digital humanities and history. Part I examines the potential of online research tools for literary scholarship while Part II outlines a prehistory of digital virtuality by exploring specific Victorian cultural forms.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Neo Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative

Neo Victorian Fiction and Historical Narrative

The Victorians and Us L. Hadley ... In pandering to these desires, screen adaptations of Victorian novels erase the historical distance between the ...

Author: L. Hadley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230317499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Placing the popular genre of neo-Victorian fiction within the context of the contemporary cultural fascination with the Victorians, this book argues that these novels are distinguished by a commitment to historical specificity and understands them within their contemporary context and the context of Victorian historical and literary narratives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Postcolonial Screen Adaptation and the British Novel

Postcolonial Screen Adaptation and the British Novel

writerly appropriation” reside at the center of the neo-Victorian critical lens—indeed, “adaptation is a fundamental part of neo-Victorianism as a concept ...

Author: Vivian Y. Kao

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030545802

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Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage

Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage

Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in the Twenty-First Century, 1999-2009. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010. Hellekson, Karen, and Kristina Busse.

Author: Benjamin Poore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137469632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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This book investigates the development of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in British theatre since the turn of the millennium. Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural phenomenon all over again in the twenty-first century, as a result of the television series Sherlock and Elementary, and films like Mr Holmes and the Guy Ritchie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. In the light of these new interpretations, British theatre has produced timely and topical responses to developments in the screen Sherlocks’ stories. Moreover, stage Sherlocks of the last three decades have often anticipated the knowing, metafictional tropes employed by screen adaptations. This study traces the recent history of Sherlock Holmes in the theatre, about which very little has been written for an academic readership. It argues that the world of Sherlock Holmes is conveyed in theatre by a variety of games that activate new modes of audience engagement.
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Victorians Institute Journal

Victorians Institute Journal

Articles , which may wish to consider whether the Victorian past really is " ours , "
could explore modern and post - modern adaptations of Victorian fictions for
screen and stage ; " Victorian " as a contemporary decorating style , and its ...

Author: Victorians Institute

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112724245

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Symbolism 2018

Symbolism 2018

... critical re-visioning of Victorian narratives; screen adaptations of neo-Victorian texts; contemporary biopics of Victorians; and meta-adaptations” (4).

Author: Rüdiger Ahrens

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110580822

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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This special issue of Symbolism: An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics explores the various functions of metaphor in life writing. Looking at a range of autobiographical subgenres (pathography, disability narratives, memoirs of migration, autofiction) and different kinds of metaphors, the contributions seek to ‘map’ the possibilities of metaphor for narratively framing an individual life and for constructing notions of selfhood.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Victorian Vogue

Victorian Vogue

British Novels on Screen Dianne F. Sadoff. Jensen, Elizabeth. “'Masterpiece Theater,' Now in 3 Flavors: Classic, Mystery, Contemporary.

Author: Dianne F. Sadoff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816660919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 329

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Ranging from cinematic images of Jane Austen's estates to Oscar Wilde's drawing rooms, Dianne F. Sadoff looks at popular heritage films, often featuring Hollywood stars, that have been adapted from nineteenth-century novels. Victorian Vogue argues that heritage films perform different cultural functions at key historical moments in the twentieth century. According to Sadoff, they are characterized by a double historical consciousness-one that is as attentive to the concerns of the time of production as to those of the Victorian period. If James Whale's Frankenstein and Tod Browning's Dracula exploited post-Depression fear in the 1930s, the horror films of the 1950s used the genre to explore homosexual panic, 1970s movies elaborated the sexuality only hinted at in the thirties, and films of the 1990s indulged the pleasures of consumption. Taking a broad view of the relationships among film, literature, and current events, Sadoff contrasts films not merely with their nineteenth-century source novels but with crucial historical moments in the twentieth century, showing their cultural use in interpreting the present, not just the past.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Neo Victorian Literature and Culture

Neo Victorian Literature and Culture

... who argues that, even though adaptation is understood as foundational for the relation between the Victorian and the neo-Victorian, 'few consider screen ...

Author: Nadine Boehm-Schnitker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134614691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This book provides a comprehensive reflection of the processes of canonization, (un)pleasurable consumption and the emerging predominance of topics and theoretical concerns in neo-Victorianism. The repetitions and reiterations of the Victorian in contemporary culture document an unbroken fascination with the histories, technologies and achievements, as well as the injustices and atrocities, of the nineteenth century. They also reveal that, in many ways, contemporary identities are constructed through a Victorian mirror image fabricated by the desires, imaginings and critical interests of the present. Providing analyses of current negotiations of nineteenth-century texts, discourses and traumas, this volume explores the contemporary commodification and nostalgic recreation of the past. It brings together critical perspectives of experts in the fields of Victorian literature and culture, contemporary literature, and neo-Victorianism, with contributions by leading scholars in the field including Rosario Arias, Cora Kaplan, Elizabeth Ho, Marie-Luise Kohlke and Sally Shuttleworth. Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture interrogates current fashions in neo-Victorianism and their ideological leanings, the resurrection of cultural icons, and the reasons behind our relationship with and immersion in Victorian culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth Century Women s Writing and Screen Adaptation

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth Century Women   s Writing and Screen Adaptation

Indeed, while I focus on the Byronic heroes that distinguish screen adaptations of ... For Elfenbein, in his invaluable study Byron and the Victorians, ...

Author: Sarah Wootton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137579348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation charts a new chapter in the changing fortunes of a unique cultural phenomenon. This book examines the afterlives of the Byronic hero through the work of nineteenth-century women writers and screen adaptations of their fiction. It is a timely reassessment of Byron's enduring legacy during the nineteenth century and beyond, focusing on the charged and unstable literary dialogues between Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and a Romantic icon whose presence takes centre stage in recent screen adaptations of their most celebrated novels. The broad interdisciplinary lens employed in this book concentrates on the conflicted rewritings of Byron's poetry, his 'heroic' protagonists, and the cult of Byronism in nineteenth-century novels from Pride and Prejudice to Middlemarch, and extends outwards to the reappearance of Byronic heroes on film and in television series over the last two decades.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Heritage Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre

Heritage  Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre

Staging the Victorians Benjamin Poore ... that while there are clearly lines of connection between the classic Victorian novel and its screen adaptation(s), ...

Author: Benjamin Poore

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230360143

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The stage portrayal of the Victorians in recent times is a key reference point in understanding notions of Britishness, and the profound politicisation of that debate over the last four decades. This book throws new light on works by canonical playwrights like Bond, Edgar, and Churchill, linking theatre to the wider culture at large.
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The Ingenious Victorians

The Ingenious Victorians

Two years into the Victorian era, the first viable method of photography ... onto a screen that artists used as an aid to composition and perspective.

Author: John Wade

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473849020

Category: History

Page: 288

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We all know that some of the greatest inventions came from the Victorian age, the successors of which are still with us today. But this book is not entirely about those. Its more about some of the weird and wonderful inventions, ideas and projects some successful, others less so that have largely been forgotten. Where well-known inventions or design concepts are included, it is from a perspective not previously appreciated, with details of the ingenious technology and thinking that led to their introduction and success. Here you can read how Victorian innovators were responsible for: the worlds largest glass structure; an electric railway with lines under the sea and a carriage on stilts 20 feet above the waves; a monster globe that visitors could enter to see the worlds land masses, seas, mountains and valleys modelled on the interior; cameras disguised as bowler hats and many other everyday objects; the London Underground as a steam railway; safety coffins designed to prevent premature burial; unusual medical uses for electricity; the first traffic lights, which exploded a month after their erection in Westminster; and the birth and rapid rise to popularity of the cinema ... as well as many other ingenious inventions.
Categories: History