CfP: The London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World

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By Matthew Sangster

Please see below for a Call for Papers for ‘The London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World’, a conference which will take place next April in Oxford. The deadline is fairly soon (Friday December 11th), but there’s still time for those interested to submit abstracts.

Call for Papers

The London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World

14-16 April 2016, New College, Oxford

DEADLINE: 11 December 2015

‘Plurality’ might be the most accurate description of the London stage in the nineteenth century: plurality of genre, of style, of theatre buildings. There were new dramatic forms, new technological advances, and new styles of management, not to mention new audiences and ways of attending the theatre.

We welcome contributions on all aspects and forms of drama and theatrical practice, from plays and operas to pantomime and puppetry. Subjects might include: theatrical resources, including collections; the constitution and history of theatrical genres; publishing and circulation; stage biography; music and musicians; scenography and spectacle; and theatrical spaces of all kinds. The ‘London stage’ should be interpreted as inclusively as possible, and we particularly seek papers on such topics as criticism, dance, the staging of the exotic, music hall entertainments, and international influences on London theatre. The meeting will provide an …read more