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Actresses as Working Women

Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture

Actresses as Working Women by Tracy C. Davis
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Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and the meanings associated with and generated by them.
Taylor and Francis; March 2002
229 pages; ISBN 9781134934478
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Title: Actresses as Working Women
Author: Tracy C. Davis