Looking and Being Looked At: Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Spectator

  title={Looking and Being Looked At: Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Spectator},
  author={Jim Davis},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
  pages={515 - 534}
  • Jim Davis
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Art
  • Theatre Journal
Abstract: The graphic representation of English theatre spectators in the long nineteenth century raises interesting questions around what they looked at and how they were looked at themselves. Drawing on Maaike Bleeker’s notion of visuality and Ronald Paulson’s notion of spectators as intermediate states of being, as well as on the subjectivity and tendency toward caricature of artists like Thomas Rowlandson, this essay situates visual depictions of spectators within a context of both visceral… 
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