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Special issue on “The Actress-Manager and Early Film” in Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film is out now!


WFPP contributors Victoria Duckett (Deakin University) and Vito Adriaensens (Columbia University | University of Antwerp) are happy to announce the publication of a special issue on The Actress-Manager and Early Film in the journal Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film (Vol. 45, no. 1, 2018). 

 The Betty Nansen Theatre – Opening in September (1917) – Courtesy of The Danish Royal Library

In this issue, they explore how female entrepreneurial engagement in new commerce, new markets and new forms of theatre might help us interpret the rich and productive relationship between theatre and film, in carefully chosen case studies from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, and the United States, tackling actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt, Betty Nansen, Eleonora Duse, Helena Cortesina, and Marion Davies. Articles include: 

Victoria Duckett and Vito Adriaensens

Ann Featherstone

Victoria Duckett

Vito Adriaensens

Maria Pia Pagani

Elena Cordero-Hoyo, Begoña Soto-Vázquez

Denise Mok