A Chronicle of Small Beer: The Life and Times of a Victorian Actress
by Winifred Dolan, editd 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 observer of her time. Andy Moreton and Katherine Newey place Dolan in the context of her day and recent scholarship on the Victorian actress.
Hardback; c 120 pp, 15 ill., ISBN 0 85430 077 5.
Winifred Dolan’s recently rediscovered diary provides a vivid account of the late 19th-century stage