Comic acting and portraiture in late-Georgian and Regency England

"The popularity of the comic performers of late-Georgian and Regency England and their frequent depiction in portraits, caricatures and prints is beyond dispute, yet until now little has been written on the subject. In this unique study Jim Davis considers the representation of English low comi...

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Main Author: Davis, Jim (Author, VerfasserIn)
Document Type: Book
Published: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press , [2015]
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Author Notes:Jim Davis
Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: Part I. English Comic Actors and their Representation: 1. The low comic actor; 2. Artists and comic actors; 3. Perspectives on comedy and comic acting; Part II. Humorous as a Sketch by Hogarth: 4. Comedy and caricature: Joseph Munden and Isabella Mattocks; 5. John Liston: caricaturing preachers and cockneys; 6. The low comedian as material object; 7. Caricature, degradation, persona and portraiture; 8. Paintings by George Clint; Part III. Chaste as a Picture by Wilkie: 9. Wilkie, everyday life and the theatre; 10. Acting from nature and observation; 11. John Bannister: 'the best kind of Englishman'; 12. John Emery: 'this Wilkie of Actors'; 13. Actors as artists and connoisseurs; Part IV. Alone I Did It! The Case of Charles Mathews: 14. Charles Mathews 'at home'; 15. Charles Mathews: paintings, portraits and prints; 16. The Harlow portrait of Charles Mathews.