Victorian women and the theatre of trance
Amy Lehman

Victorian women and the theatre of trance

mediums, spiritualists and mesmerists in performance

Published by McFarland & Co., Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Victorian theatre and theatricality in Victorian culture
The Victorian woman as actress and the roles she played
Mesmer and Charcot : the trance performance as medical show
The performances of Elizabeth O'Key : the medical theatre of mesmerism
"Double consciousness" in acting theory and trance state
"Call me Gypsy" : Anna Cora Mowatt's trance performances
The rise of spiritualism and the Fox sisters
Séance as theatre
Spirit travels to distant times and places
Cora L.V. Richmond : spiritualist trance star
The performance of Ouina and the racial other
Spiritualism crosses over to England : Florence Cook and the materialization séance
Katie King and Robert Dale Owne
Materialization, ectoplasm, and realism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class 793.8
Library of Congress BF1275.W65 L45 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24061316M
ISBN 13 9780786434794
LC Control Number 2009026561
OCLC/WorldCat 424454763

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