© 2012

Heritage, Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre

Staging the Victorians


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 22-45
  3. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 46-66
  4. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 67-96
  5. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 97-125
  6. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 126-144
  7. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 145-173
  8. Benjamin Poore
    Pages 174-180
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 181-232

About this book


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.


bibliography Charles Dickens Churchill culture empire knowledge Modern British play stage theatre understanding Victorian era

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkUK

About the authors

BEN POORE Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York, UK.

Bibliographic information


"Heritage, Nostalgia and Modern British Theatre: Staging the Victorians [. . .] offers the reading a set of productive and rewarding lenses through which to consider the Victorian figures who continue to haunt our both contemporary stages and our contemporary lives." - Sarah Grochala, Studies in Theatre and Performance