For publication October 2014
Diverse Performances: Masculinities and the Victorian Stage by the late David Haldane Lawrence, is being edited by Ross Burgess for publication by Paradise Press, with a foreword by Jeremy Kingston.
Based on David's PhD thesis for Birkbeck, University of London, it offers a comprehensive survey of the role of men in the context of the Victorian theatre. It includes much information about the working conditions of the London stage in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and insights into the relationships between some of the leading figures.
384 pages, with 59 illustrations, full references and select bibliography. Price £11.95.
Cover design by David Tilbury.
David Lawrence's original PhD thesis, Masculinities and nineteenth-century British theatre: 1829 to 1901, can be consulted at http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?did=16&uin=uk.bl.ethos.437393 (login required).
For more about the author, see http://lgbthistoryuk.org/wiki/index.php?title=David_Haldane_Lawrence,.
For more about the editor, see www.foxearth.net/works.shtml.
For more about Paradise Press, see www.paradisepress.org.uk/.
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