|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature , #2|
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About the Author
Richard Moore is a graduate of Cambridge University with a doctorate in Christianity and Paganism in Victorian Fiction and a Certificate in Education (Distinction). He works as a free-lance teacher in Higher Education and as a creative writer. Currently he is working on a libretto based on Gilbert’s play Foggerty’s Fairy, for which any composer-interest would be welcome. His other interests are nature conservation, exploring Scotland’s more remote places, and following his enthusiasm for a wide range of historical, literary and musical interests – the last especially including opera, oratorio and ragtime.
Table of Contents
Introduction : Intention and Parameters.
Part One : Background and Developments
Part Two : Genres and Their Treatment :
a) Masque, Dumb-Show and the Pastoral
b) Irish Drama: Examples from Boucicault and Elsewhere
c) Opera, Tragedy and Politics : The Burlesque Response
d) Nautical Burlesque
c) Burlesque Melodrama and Gothic Parody
d) Burlesque Sensation
e) Nonsense and Surrealism.
g) Genres of the Supernatural : Fairies, Diabolism and the Realm of Magic
h) Farce as a genre and expression of the Comic Spirit.
Part Three :
Other genres and Concluding Observations.