Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1981, this compact set offers an outstanding collection of scholarship devoted to 19th Century, Victorian, theatre. A small set of performance history and criticism, this set includes a biography of Henry Irving, a look at the rise of the status of a career as actor, and a consideration of the advent of dramatic criticism. These volumes present together a lively picture of the development of the contemporary theatre.

The Rise of the Victorian Actor Michael Baker;  Henry Irving and the Victorian Theatre Madeleine Bingham;  Victorian Spectacular Theatre 1850-1910 Michael Booth;  Nineteenth Century British Theatre Edited by Kenneth Richards and Peter Thomson;  Victorian Dramatic Criticism Edited by George Rowell;  English Theatre in Transition 1881-1914 James Woodfield