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“What’s past is prologue”: negotiating the authority of tense in reviewing Shakespeare (2010)
Journal Article
Kirwan, P. (2010). “What’s past is prologue”: negotiating the authority of tense in reviewing Shakespeare. Shakespeare, 6(3), doi:10.1080/17450918.2010.497856

This paper, rooted in reviewing practice, engages with a little-discussed practical aspect of reviewing: the tense in which a theatre review is written. Noting that journalistic reviews use the present tense, whereas academic reviews use the past, th... Read More

Class, consensus and repertoire at the Nottingham and Midland counties working classes industrial exhibition (2010)
Journal Article
Sutherland, L. (2010). Class, consensus and repertoire at the Nottingham and Midland counties working classes industrial exhibition. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 37(1), doi:10.7227/NCTF.37.1.8

This article examines the aims and outcomes of the Nottingham and Midland Counties Working Classes Industrial Exhibition of 1865-1866, an event which ostensibly promoted the achievements of working class residents living in and around the [then] town... Read More

Staging criminality and colonial authority: the execution of thug criminals in British India (2010)
Journal Article
ní Fhlathúin, M. (2010). Staging criminality and colonial authority: the execution of thug criminals in British India. Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, 37(1), doi:10.7227/NCTF.37.1.5

This essay examines the spectacular and stage-managed mass executions carried out during the East India Company administration’s campaign against thug criminals during the 1830s. Drawing on Foucault’s concept of the execution as an occasion for the d... Read More