Table of contents for Notorious muse : the actress in British art and culture, 1776-1812 / edited by Robyn Asleson.


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Introduction Robyn Asleson

'Painted Women': Reynolds and the Cult of the Courtesan Martin Postle

Ambiguity and Desire: Metaphors of Sexuality in Late Eighteenth-Century Representation of the Actress Gill Perry

Shakespeare and the Rival Muses: Siddons versus Jordan Jonathan Bate

Costuming the Part: A Discourse of Fashion and Fiction in the Image of the Actress in England, I776-I8I2 Aileen Ribeiro

The Ideal Shatters: Sarah Siddons, Madness, and the Dynamics of Gesture Frederick Burwick

Body Connoisseurship Shearer West

Painting, Politics and the Stage in the Age of Caricature Heather McPherson

Patina: Mrs Siddons and the Depth of Surfaces Joseph Roach

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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Actresses in art, Art, British 18th century, Art, British 19th century, Theater and society Great Britain History 18th century, Theater and society Great Britain History 19th century