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From the Editors:
Welcome to the fifth issue of UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre. In it, you will find:
Two scholarly articles: Suzanne J. Flynn analyzes Thomas Hardy’s rarely-discussed play The Dynasts, and Jill Wolfe sheds light on little-known late-Victorian Scottish popular theatre companies.
- A “Current Research” section focused on Italy: Antonius J. Jesenšek discusses G. B. Shaw’s reception in Italy, and Maria Pia Pagani introduces a multimedia research project at the University of Turin dedicated to fin-de-sičcle theatre.
- Several book and performance reviews: Ibsen’s Foreign Contagion: Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Wing Pinero and Modernism on the London Stage, 1890-1900 by T. Carlo Matos (reviewed by Petra Dierkes-Thrun); Symbolism in Nineteenth-Century Ballet: Giselle, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake by Margaret Fleming-Markarian (reviewed by Heather Marcovitch); Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux (reviewed by Sven-Johan Spanberg); a recent London performance of Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic (reviewed by John McRae), and off-Broadway productions of The Turn of the Screw and The Picture of Dorian Gray (reviewed by Anastassiya Andrianova).
Calls for papers for conferences and a special journal issue, as well as a fellowship announcement of interest to scholars of turn-of-the-century theatre.
As always, we are grateful to our contributors, readers, and supporters. Special thanks to David Charles Rose, to our web master Steven Halliwell, John McRae, and Richard Dietrich. We are looking forward to and accepting submissions for Issue # 6, scheduled for publication in the summer of 2013.
Helena Gurfinkel and Michelle Paull, Co-Editors