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Reading List - Pantomime, Culture and Ideology 2012-13

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Barry Anthony. The King’s Jester The Life of Dan Leno Victorian Comic Genius. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010

Michael R. Booth. English Plays of the Nineteenth Century V Pantomimes, Extravaganzas and Burlesques Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976

Michael. R. Booth. Prefaces to English Nineteenth-Century Theatre Manchester: Manchester University Press, nd.

Michael R. Booth. Theatre in the Victorian Age Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991

Michael R. Booth. Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910 London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981

W. Davenport Adams, ‘The Decline of the Pantomime’, The Theatre 1 February 1882

Jim Davis, ‘Imperial Transgressions: The Ideology of Drury Lane Pantomime in the Late Nineteenth Century’, New Theatre Quarterly XII: 46 May 1996

Jim Davis. Plays by H. J. Byron Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984

Jim Davis, ‘”Slap on! Slap ever!”: Victorian Pantomime, Gender Variance and Cross-Dressing’, New Theatre Quarterly XXX: 119, August 2014, pp. 231-242

Jim Davis, ed., Victorian Pantomime Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010

Richard Findlater. Joe Grimaldi: His Life and Theatre Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978

Gerald Frow. “Oh Yes It Is!” A History of Pantomime London: BBC, 1985

David Garrick Harlequin’s Invasion or A Christmas Gambol

Peter Holland, ‘The Play of Eros: Paradoxes of Gender in English Pantomime’, New Theatre Quarterly XII: 51 August 1997

Berta Joncus & Jeremy Barlow, eds., Th Stage’s Glory John Rich (1692-71)(Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2012)

Raymond Mander & Joe Mitchenson. Pantomime: A Story in Pictures London: Peter Davies, 1973

David Mayer. Harlequin in His Element: The English Pantomime, 1806-1836 Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1969

David Mayer. ‘The Sexuality of Pantomime’, Theatre Quarterly IV, 1974

Jane Moody. Illegitimate Theatre in London 1770-1840 Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 1770-1840

John O’Brien. Harlequin Britain: Pantomime and Entertainment, 1690-1760. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press, 2004

John O’Brien.‘Pantomime’, The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre 1730-1830, ed. Jane Moody & Danny O’Quinn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007

Donald Roy. Plays by James Robertson Planché Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986

Laurence Senelick. The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and Theatre London: Routledge, 2000

G. B. Shaw. ‘The Drama at Hoxton’, Our Theatre in the Nineties. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1948), III

Andrew McConnell Stott. The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi: Laughter, Madness and the Story of Britain’s Greatest Comedian. London: Canongate Books Ltd., 2010 (pb)

Jill Sullivan. The Politics of Pantomime: Regional Identity in the Theatre 1860-1900. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2011

Millie Taylor. ‘Audience Participation, Community and Ritual’, British Pantomime Performance Bristol: Intellect Books, 2007