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Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199777662
eISBN:
9780199950119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777662.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Using newly discovered archival sources this book examines the major works of Martha Graham between 1938 and 1953, arguably her most productive period. Graham’s artistic maturation overlaps the ... More


The Prima Donna as Opera Impresario: Emma Carelli and the Teatro Costanzi, 1911–26

Susan Rutherford

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores the unusual career of the Italian soprano Emma Carelli: a “superdiva” who in 1912 became Italy’s first female impresario of a major opera house, the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. ... More


The Politics of Watching: Staging Sacrifice Across the Atlantic

Kate Elswit

in Watching Weimar Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199844814
eISBN:
9780199376056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844814.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter begins with Mary Wigman’s 1930 Totenmal collaboration with Swiss poet Albert Talhoff. The multimedia spectacle’s invocation of the World War I dead was meant to be “apolitical” even ... More


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