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The Resource Backstage in the novel : Frances Burney and the theater arts, Francesca Saggini ; translated by Laura Kopp

Backstage in the novel : Frances Burney and the theater arts, Francesca Saggini ; translated by Laura Kopp

Label
Backstage in the novel : Frances Burney and the theater arts
Title
Backstage in the novel
Title remainder
Frances Burney and the theater arts
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Saggini ; translated by Laura Kopp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In Backstage in the Novel, Francesca Saggini traces the unique interplay between fiction and theater in the eighteenth century through an examination of the work of the English novelist, diarist, and playwright Frances Burney. Moving beyond the basic identification of affinities between the genres, Saggini establishes a literary-cultural context for Burney's work, considering the relation between drama, a long-standing tradition, and the still-emergent form of the novel. Through close semiotic analysis, intertextual comparison, and cultural contextualization, Saggini highlights the extensive metatextual discourse in Burney's novels, allowing the theater within the novels to surface. Saggini's comparative analysis addresses, among other elements, textual structures, plots, characters, narrative discourse, and reading practices. The author explores the theatrical and spectacular elements that made the eighteenth-century novel a hybrid genre infused with dramatic conventions. She analyzes such conventions in light of contemporary theories of reception and of the role of the reader that underpinned eighteenth-century cultural consumption. In doing so, Saggini contextualizes the typical reader-spectator of Burney's day, one who kept abreast of the latest publications and was able to move effortlessly between "high" (sentimental, dramatic) and "low" (grotesque, comedic) cultural forms that intersected on the stage. Backstage in the Novel aims to restore to Burney's entire literary corpus the dimensionality that characterized it originally. It is a vivid, close-up view of a writer who operated in a society saturated by theater and spectacle and who rendered that dramatic text into narrative. More than a study of Burney or an overview of eighteenth-century literature and theater, this book gives immediacy to an understanding of the broad forces informing, and channeled through, Burney's life and work."--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saggini, Francesca
Dewey number
823/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3316.A4
LC item number
Z7713 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burney, Fanny
  • English fiction
  • Performing arts in literature
  • Theater in literature
  • Burney, Fanny
  • Burney, Fanny
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English fiction
  • Performing arts in literature
  • Theater in literature
Label
Backstage in the novel : Frances Burney and the theater arts, Francesca Saggini ; translated by Laura Kopp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a wide angle on the muses -- In the beginning -- "In the novel way, there is no danger": transmodal adaptations and transtextuality in Evelina -- Caliban's mirror: The Witlings -- The theater and the city: Cecilia -- Texts, bodies, performance: staging madness in Cecilia and The wanderer
Control code
796999193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813932644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613916716
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 391671
  • 22573/ctt6t9zg4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796999193
Label
Backstage in the novel : Frances Burney and the theater arts, Francesca Saggini ; translated by Laura Kopp
Publication
Note
Translated from the Italian
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: a wide angle on the muses -- In the beginning -- "In the novel way, there is no danger": transmodal adaptations and transtextuality in Evelina -- Caliban's mirror: The Witlings -- The theater and the city: Cecilia -- Texts, bodies, performance: staging madness in Cecilia and The wanderer
Control code
796999193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 315 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813932644
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613916716
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 391671
  • 22573/ctt6t9zg4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)796999193

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