Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Welcome to my blog, which is devoted to the amazing (and sometimes appalling) age of the Victorians (1837-1901). In the course of my research on Victorian theatre and cultural history, I often come across things that are irrelevant to the work at hand but too interesting to ignore. This blog will be a repository of the miscellaneous fantastic--a sort of salmagundi, if you like--and will also note the profound ways in which the Victorians continue to shape our world. Because libraries, archives, and theatres play such an important role in my life, I will sometimes pay side visits to issues affecting them, as well. The blog is begun today in celebration of the 169th birthday of one of my favorite Victorians, the actor-manager Sir Henry Irving. Enjoy!