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"Politics, performance and popular culture" – Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain - Manchester Scholarship Online
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"Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Peter Yeandle, Katherine Newey, and Jeffrey Richards


This book brings together political and cultural historians, theatre and performance scholars, and specialists in the study of popular culture. The essays offer a series of shared and interdisciplinary approaches to the material and conceptual dimensions of ‘performance’ as an analytical category in order to analyse the cultural work of the theatre in the wider realm of public political life in nineteenth-century Britain.

Keywords: Theatre, Victorian culture, Politics, Performance, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091698
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Yeandle, editor
Loughborough University

Katherine Newey, editor
University of Exeter

Jeffrey Richards, editor
University of Lancaster

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