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The Complete Writings of Henry James on Art and Drama

Volume 2. Drama

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  • Date Published: July 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107140172

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About the Authors
  • Henry James's experience of drama began in the New York theatres of his 1850s childhood; in Europe he became familiar with the London theatre and the Théâtre-Français in Paris. He went on to experiment continuously with the 'scenic art' in his fiction, and to write plays himself. This complete collection of James's essays and reviews on drama discusses a range of theatre, including productions of Shakespeare, Tennyson, 'well-made' French plays and early performances of Ibsen. In addition, he characterises some of the great performers of the day, including Irving, Terry, Kemble, Ristori, Coquelin and Salvini. Readers will find James's texts as they first appeared, with a wealth of editorial support, which evokes the colourful world of late Victorian theatre. Many of the items included have not previously been available in a scholarly edition. The editorial apparatus includes a general introduction, a chronology, a textual variants section, and a biographical guide to actors.

    • Provides, for the first time, a complete collection of essays and reviews by Henry James on drama
    • Uses freshly established texts from the original source of publication
    • Includes detailed annotations based on original research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107140172
    • length: 632 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.12kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    A note on James's texts
    Chronology: Henry James's life and writings
    List of abbreviations
    Henry James's writings on drama
    Glossary of foreign words and phrases
    Textual variants
    Appendix: 'Coquelin'
    Biographical notes on actors
    Select bibliography.

  • Author

    Henry James


    Peter Collister
    Peter Collister is the author of Writing the Self: Henry James and America (2007), and the editor of Henry James's A Small Boy and Others (2011) and Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years (2011). He has published a wide range of essays on nineteenth-century English writers and Anglo-French literary links in refereed British, European and American journals.

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