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Booth, Michael R.

Overview
Works: 75 works in 384 publications in 6 languages and 7,944 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies  Melodramas (Drama)  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other, Actor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael R Booth
English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

30 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Revels history of drama in English by John Clyde Loftis( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Multiple languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre in the Victorian Age by Michael R Booth( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines all major aspects of theatre practice and dramatic literature of the Victorian period. Michael Booth's comprehensive survey explores the social and cultural context of the theatre including theatre management, the audience, architecture and production methods, acting and the job of actor, as well as the drama itself. Within this framework, Booth discusses such topics as the effect on theatre of population growth and the spread of the railway system, the typical organisation of a Victorian theatre company, the contribution to theatre of several important Victorian actor-managers, the use of stage machinery and lighting instruments, and the stock company and the rehearsal system. The volume also includes a chapter on sources, numerous previously unpublished illustrations, and a chronology. The result is a lively and informative account of the diversity, energy and colour of the Victorian stage, the whole period comprising one of the most fascinating and vigorous eras in the history of the English theatre. Book jacket."--Jacket
Victorian spectacular theatre, 1850-1910 by Michael R Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her time by John Stokes( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth century tragedy by Michael R Booth( Book )

19 editions published in 1965 in 5 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English melodrama by Michael R Booth( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, Ristori by Michael R Booth( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative book examines the careers of three performers whose professional lives spanned the period from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of neo-classicism to the coming of realism. While the individual essays concentrate on the specific work of Siddons, Rachel, and Ristori, a wide-ranging introduction relates their collective achievement to social and cultural change. All three rejuvenated a national repertoire and experimented with new forms of dramatic literature, achieving fame far beyond the boundaries of their own country. As they redefined the nature of tragic experience so, as strong and independent women, they contributed greatly to changing concepts of gender and sexuality. Vivid reconstructions of their interpretations and unique accounts of theatrical conditions place the art of three very different but pivotal figures in context
The Edwardian theatre : essays on performance and the stage by Joel H Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inchcape bell by Edward Fitzball( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Plays in this volume were all successful in their time. Edward Fitzball (1792-1873) was a prolific writer of melodramas, and The Inchcape Bell (1828) contains the Gothic and nautical elements then popular on the stage. Joseph Stirling Coyne (1803-68), who wrote Did You Ever Send Your Wife to Camberwell? (1846), was principally an author of farces, and the play is typical of the kind of farce with a humble domestic setting and characters to match, popular in the 1840s. George Henry Lewes (1817-78) wrote relatively few plays, but The Game of Speculation (1851) is a cutting comic satire upon greed and duplicity, softened by the usual Victorian sentimental ending. George Sims (1847-1922), the author of seventy plays, specialized, like Fitzball, in melodrama, but melodrama on a much larger social and urban scale. The Lights o' London (1881), which has never been printed, is the most famous of Sims's plays, with a stage history that stretched into the 1930s. The Middleman (1889), a play about capitalist exploitation and how the tables are turned, is a good example of the way in which the older melodrama became that staple of the late Victorian theatre, the 'drama'. Its author, Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929), soon came to be ranked with Pinero and other important dramatists of the 1890s."--BOOK JACKET
The magistrate and other nineteenth-century plays by Michael R Booth( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Are social groups real in any sense that is independent of the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of the individuals making up the group? Using methods of philosophy to examine such longstanding sociological questions, Margaret Gilbert gives a general characterization of the core phenomena at issue in the domain of human social life. After developing detailed analyses of a number of central everyday concepts of social phenomena--including shared action, a social convention, a group's belief, and a group itself--she proposes that the core social phenomena among human beings are "plural subject" phenomena. In her analyses Gilbert discusses the work of such thinkers as Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, and David Lewis. "Gilbert's book aims to ... exhibit some general and structural features of the conceptual scheme in terms of which we think about social groups, collective action, social convention, and shared belief.... [It] offers an important corrective to individualistic thinking in the social sciences...."--Michael Root, Philosophical Review "In this rich and rewarding work, Margaret Gilbert provides a novel and detailed account of our everyday concepts of social collectivity. In so doing she makes a seminal contribution to ... some vexed issues in the philosophy of social science.... [An] intellectually pioneering work."--John D. Greenwood, Social Epistemology
Victorian theatrical trades : articles from the stage, 1883-1884 by Michael R Booth( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

31 stories by Michael R Booth( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1965 in English and Afrikaans and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

17 editions published in 1973 in English and Multiple languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Multiple languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century. 1850-1900 by Michael R Booth( Book )

20 editions published in 1969 in English and Multiple languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century. Vol. 5: Pantomimes, extravaganzas and burlesques by Michael R Booth( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

17 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English plays of the Nineteenth century by Michael R Booth( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Bernhardt, Ellen Terry, Eleonora Duse : ein Leben für das Theater( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Theatre in the Victorian Age
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Booth Michael 1931-....

Booth, Michael R.

Booth, Michael Richard.

Booth, Michael Richard 1931-

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Bernhardt, Terry, Duse : the actress in her timeThree tragic actresses : Siddons, Rachel, RistoriThe Edwardian theatre : essays on performance and the stageThe inchcape bell