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The transforming muses: stage appropriations of the gothic novel in the 1790s.

Saggini, Francesca (2009) The transforming muses: stage appropriations of the gothic novel in the 1790s. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis offers a theoretically-aware discussion of the stage appropriations of Gothic novels and dramas in the 1790. Works discussed in detail include: *The Monk*, *The Romance of the Forest*, *The Castle Spectre* and their adaptations, re-writings and afterlives. The author examines many intersemiotic practices in the above works as well as in several others, drawing her examples from the whole Georgian period; she also explains the signifying function of costuming, lighting, music and special effects in Gothic. The concepts of intertheatricality and infratheatricality, and their relavance to Gothic are addressed in order to attempt a new definition of the genre.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Gothic drama, gothic novel, James Boaden, Matthew Lewis, Ann Radcliffe, adaptation, appropriation, interteatricality, infratheatricality, intersemiosis.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Supervisor's Name: McDonald, Prof. Janet
Date of Award: 2009
Embargo Date: 31 December 2014
Depositing User: Dr Francesca Saggini
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-1473
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:40
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1473

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