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Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History

George Alexander and the Work of the Actor-Manager

Authors: Sutherland, Lucie

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  • Represents the first book-length study of the work and legacy of the famed West End actor manager George Alexander since the 1930s
  • Sheds new light on the figure of the actor managerExamines previously neglected financial records, personal correspondence, and new economic analysis
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In the first book-length study of the work and legacy of West End actor-manager George Alexander since the 1930s, George Alexander and the Work of the Actor Manager examines the key part this figure played in presenting new drama by authors including Oscar Wilde and Henry James. The book sheds new light on the figure of the actor-manager, assessing in detail the influence of Alexander within and beyond his time.
At the St. James’s Theatre in London between 1891 and 1918, through a range of strategies including the support of new writers, and adaptation of fiction to the stage, Alexander sustained professional status through practices that continue to be reflected in the cultural industries today. A range of evidence is employed including production reviews, anecdotal accounts, financial records, and personal correspondence, to reveal how he operated as a business entrepreneur as well as an artistic innovator.

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Lucie Sutherland is Assistant Professor in Drama at the University of Nottingham, UK, based within the School of English. As a researcher, she is particularly concerned with British, commercial theatre from the late-nineteenth century to the present day.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
George Alexander and the Work of the Actor-Manager
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40935-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40935-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40934-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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