A Chronicle of Small Beer: The life and times of a Victorian actress
By Winifred Dolan
Edited by Andy Moreton, with a foreword by Katherine Newey
Though her career as an actress never reached great heights Winifred Dolan's recently rediscovered diary provides a vivid account of the late 19th-century stage including training with Sarah Thorne, performing before Queen Victoria at Balmoral and working as an assistant to George Alexander. She was an early feminist and a perceptive observerof her time. Andy Moreton and Katherine Newey place Dolin in the context of her day and recent scholarship on the Victorian actress.
Available early 2010.
Hardback c 120 pp. 15 illus (2010)
ISBN 0 85430 077 5. £12 $24