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Victorian women and the theatre of trance 1 edition

Victorian women and the theatre of trance
Amy Lehman

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Victorian women and the theatre of trance
mediums, spiritualists and mesmerists in performance
Amy Lehman

Published 2009 by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English.

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 Owen
Materialization, ectoplasm and realism.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

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

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 202 p. ;
Number of pages
202

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24461056M
ISBN 10
0786434791
ISBN 13
9780786434794
LC Control Number
2009026561
OCLC/WorldCat
424454763

History

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