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Author Clinton, Craig

Title Cora Urquhart Potter : the Victorian actress as provocateur / Craig Clinton

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS3531.O765 Z55 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript ix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : the Victorian actress as provocateur -- "A keen student of American foibles" -- "Jumboizing" the "fair amateur" -- "Rival graces" : Mrs. Potter and Mr. Bellew in America -- Antony and Cleopatra : "a perilous public experiment" -- The Antipodes : "a large dose of success" -- Thérèse Raquin and Francillon : "immoral and filthy plays" -- Charlotte Corday : "America has brought forth another great actress" -- "A pageant of millinery" and "a decadent Juliet" -- Miladi in The musketeers : "a truly great performance" -- Carnac sahib : "a large section of the audience resented the piece" -- The ghetto, Lady Meux and a "mystic farce" -- Ulysses : "a strike for independence" -- Actress/manager at the Savoy -- "Irreverent laughter" and "a ridiculous perversion of history" -- Restoration of the "independent spirit" -- "Her own original" vaudeville offering -- "Fifi Stillman's mother dies at Monte Carlo."
Note "This critical biography explores the life of the famed Victorian stage star who, abandoning her position in New York society, undertook a professional career spanning more than two decades. Potter's defiance of convention both mirrored and propelled the changes transforming fin de siecle theatre and society. In advancing the concept of the New Woman, both on and off stage, she became a lightning rod for criticism within a social milieu and a profession still fervidly clinging to Victorian ideals."--Provided by author
LC subject Potter, Cora Urquhart, 1857-1936
Women authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography
Actors -- United States -- Biography
Socialites -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780786449576 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786449578 (softcover : alk. paper)