© 2010

Victorian Pantomime

A Collection of Critical Essays

  • Jim Davis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Victorian Pantomime

    1. Jim Davis
      Pages 1-18
  3. The Golden Age of Pantomime: The Mid-Victorian Period

  4. Pantomime, Representation and Ideology

  5. Provincial Pantomime

  6. The Legacy of Victorian Pantomime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 216-230

About this book


Featuring contributions by new and established nineteenth-century theatre scholars, this collection of critical essays is the first of its kind devoted solely to Victorian pantomime. It takes us through the various manifestations of British pantomime in the Victorian period and its ambivalent relationship with Victorian values.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Davis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

About the editors

JACKY BRATTON Professor of Theatre and Cultural History, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK ANN FEATHERSTONE Performance Historian in the Department of Drama, University of Manchester, UK RICHARD FOULKES Emeritus Professor of Theatre History, University of Leicester, UK DAVID MAYER Emeritus Professor of Drama and Research Professor, University of Manchester, UK JANICE NORWOOD Lecturer in English Literature, University of Hertfordshire, UK CAROLINE RADCLIFFE Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham, UK JEFFREY RICHARDS Professor of Cultural History, Lancaster University, UK JO ROBINSON Head of Drama in the School of English Studies, University of Nottingham, UK JILL A. SULLIVAN Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, UK MILLIE TAYLOR University of Winchester, UK SHARON ARONOFSKY WELTMAN Professor of English and Director of English Graduate Studies, Louisiana State University, USA

Bibliographic information


Not only of interest to theatre historians, [ Victorian Pantomime ] will also prove useful to students and scholars in the disciplines of Victorian studies, cultural studies, and popular entertainment.' - Simon Sladen, New Theatre Quarterly