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Samuel Phelps (1804–1878) was an English actor and theater manager. In an era when performances of Shakespeare's works had been replaced with derived versions of themselves, Phelps became known for his exquisite productions of Shakespeare that were faithful to their original versions. Phelps revolutionized Shakespearean theatre when he took over management of Sadler's Wells Theatre and began showing productions of faithful reproductions. This is the definitive biography of the producer who brought the Shakespeare's original plays back to the forefront of theatre after over 100 years of derived versions. His exquisite reproductions revolutionized stage design and management. This is an especially important book for those interested in theatrical history and Shakespeare.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Samuel Phelps and Sadler’s Wells Theatre
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Samuel Phelps and Sadler’s Wells Theatre
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  1. Chapter I The Training of an Actor
  2. pp. 3-29
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  1. Chapter II From Actor to Manager
  2. pp. 30-76
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  1. Chapter III Manager of Sadler’s Wells
  2. pp. 77-163
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  1. Chapter IV Phelps and Shakespeare: Actor
  2. pp. 164-199
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  1. Chapter V Phelps and Shakespeare: Manager
  2. pp. 200-251
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  1. Chapter VI Non-Shakespearean Drama at Sadler’s Wells
  2. pp. 252-292
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  1. Chapter VII Return to the West End
  2. pp. 293-312
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  1. Appendix 1 Chart of Shakespearean Performances
  2. pp. 313-315
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  1. Appendix 2 Non-Shakespearean Plays Performed at Sadler’s Wells
  2. pp. 316-321
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 322-333
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  1. A Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 334-340
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819577900
Related ISBN
9780819540294
MARC Record
OCLC
1012614739
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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