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After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance John Glavin

After Dickens: Reading, Adaptation and Performance

John Glavin

Published February 28th 1999
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242 pages
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John Glavin offers both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. Through close study of text and context Glavin uncovers a richly ambivalent, oftenMoreJohn Glavin offers both a performative reading of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the potential for adaptive performance of the novels themselves. Through close study of text and context Glavin uncovers a richly ambivalent, often unexpectedly hostile, relationship between Dickens and the theater and theatricality of his own time, and shows how Dickens novels can be seen as a form of counter performance. Yet Glavin also explores the performative potential in Dickens fiction, and describes new ways to stage that fiction in emotionally powerful, critically acute adaptations.