Playing Out the Empire: Ben-Hur and Other Toga Plays and Films, 1883-1908. a Critical Anthology

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The "toga play" is a genre of theatrical melodrama which flourished in the late nineteenth century and which re-emerged in silent cinema and later Hollywood "epics." This first collection of the most important playscripts and film scenarios of toga plays includes the popular Victorian melodrama The Sign of the Cross (1895), Claudian (1883), The Last Days of Pompeii, Ben Hur (both the play and the film), The Charioteer, and D.W. Griffith's earliest toga film, The Barbarian Ingomar (1908). David Mayer's detailed introductions ...

Playing Out the Empire: Ben-Hur and Other Toga Plays and Films, 1883-1908. a Critical Anthology 1994, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198119906

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