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Vampires of the Nineteenth-Century Stage
The vampire originally took on its characteristics in the public imagination from a series of plays written and performed by some of the most important figures in nineteenth-century theater. This work is the first major study devoted to the vampire on stage; the author discusses the figure that preceded DraculaLord Ruthventhe subject of more than forty English, French, and American plays. The principal works are melodramas, but the vampire theme was also treated in tragedy, opera, ballet, burlesque, farce, burletta, and satire.
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LC: 94-072404 PN
386 pp. 6 x 9
23 b/w illus., 14 b/w photos
Paper $22.95 t
The cloth edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-659-1
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