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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "Spectators of Ourselves": Theatricality and Self- Knowledge 2. Feeling Public: Sensation Theater, Commodity Culture, and the Victorian Public Sphere 3. National Theaters: Daniel Deronda and the Theatricality of Nationhood 4. A Political Masquerade: Disraeli, Victoria, and the Royal Titles Bill 5. Natural Celebrities: Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, and the Power of Personality Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Great Britain Civilization 19th century, National characteristics, British History 19th century, Performing arts Social aspects Great Britain History 19th century, Acting Social aspects Great Britain History 19th century, Theater and society Great Britain History 19th century, English literature 19th century History and criticism, Great Britain History Victoria, 1837-1901, Sincerity in literature