Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781787354067 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781787354074 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only

Restaging the Past

Historical Pageants, Culture and Society in Modern Britain

Edited by Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, and Alexander Hutton

Restaging the Past

Edited by Angela Bartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, and Alexander Hutton

Distributed for UCL Press

340 pages | 29 halftones | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9781787354067 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9781787354074 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Pageants were community events, bringing large numbers of people together in a shared celebration and performance of the past. They also involved many prominent novelists, professional historians, and other writers, as well as featuring repeatedly in popular and highbrow literature. Pageants took place in large cities, small towns and tiny villages, and engaged a whole range of different organized groups, from Women’s Institutes to political parties to schools, churches, and youth organizations. Although the pageant tradition has largely died out, it deserves to be acknowledged as a key aspect of community history during a period of great social and political change. Indeed, as this book shows, some traces of ‘pageant fever’ remain in evidence today.
 
Contents
1. Introduction AngelaBartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Alexander Hutton and Paul Readman 2. Yorkshire HistoricalPageants before the First World War KeithJohnston 3. A National Church Tellsits Story: The English Church Pageant of 1909  Arthur Burns  4. The Pomp of Obliteration: G. K. Chesterton and the Edwardian Pageant Revival  Michael Shallcross  5.  Historical Pageants, Citizenship and the Performance of Women’s Historybefore Second-Wave Feminism  Zoë Thomas  6. Nobility, Duty and Courage: Propaganda and Inspiration in Interwar Women’s andGirls’ Pageants   Amy Binns  7. Historical Pageants, Neo-Romanticism and the City in Interwar Britain TomHulme  8. ‘AChorus of Greek Poignancy’: Communism, Class and Pageantry in Interwar SouthWales DarylLeeworthy  9. The ‘Quite OrdinaryMan’ at the Pageant: History, Community and Local Identity in the 1951 Festivalof Britain AlexanderHutton  10. ‘TheScots Pageant’: The Arbroath Abbey Pageants 1947–2005  Linda Fleming  11. After the Showis Over … Souvenirs and Mementos: The Material Culture of Historical Pageants EllieReid  12.     ‘The Story of Us’? Kynren and the Uses of the Past AngelaBartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Tom Hulme, Alexander Hutton and PaulReadman  13.     Afterword AngelaBartie, Linda Fleming, Mark Freeman, Alexander Hutton and Paul Readman Index    
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