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The Play of PossibilitiesSerfs Enacting Aristocrats, Countesses Playing Peasants

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The image of Aniuta (likely from French Annette) proliferated the eighteenth-century Russian comic operas, played in private theatres by serfs troupes and aristocratic dilettantes. These comic operas ... More


FROM THE PLATFORM TO THE STAGE: CLINGING TO FAME

J. Matthew Gallman

in America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After the Panic of 1873 the lyceum circuit fell into decline. Anna Elizabeth Dickinson still enjoyed tremendous popularity and could fill the occasional hall, but she would need new strategies to ... More


The Status of the Artist

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the pole position enjoyed by creative artists, such as painters, architects, musicians, and actors and actresses, during a time, around the 17th century, when culture placed a ... More


Florence Marryat on Page and on Stage

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter begins by examining in detail Florence Marryat's early career to demonstrate the significance of this under-researched figure in Victorian culture. Starting in 1865 with her bestseller, ... More


The Transitional Stage: Theatrical Girlhood in 1870s Fiction

SARAH BILSTON

in The Awkward Age in Women's Popular Fiction, 1850-1900: Girls and the Transition to Womanhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272617
eISBN:
9780191709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272617.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter regards the transition to womanhood as a stage performativity and theatricality. It explains that girls in the transition to womanhood were likely to provoke comparisons with the ... More


Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay ... More


Constructing the Theatre Actress *

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the links between the construction of the theatre actress in socio-political discourse in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and her representation in literature and cinema. ... More


Kuo Hsiao-chuang —: A Theatre That “Belongs to Tradition, Modernity and to You and Me”

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines why jingju was crowned as “guoju” (national drama) and became deeply interwoven with the whole problem of Taiwanese identity. It determines how an individual young actress ... More


Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Sophie Duncan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book illuminates the most iconoclastic late-Victorian performances of Shakespeare’s heroines, through the celebrity, commentary, and wider careers of the actresses who played them. Bringing ... More


"Go West, Young Women!": The Rise of Early Hollywood

Hilary Hallett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274082
eISBN:
9780520953680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274082.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1920 Los Angeles became the first western boomtown where women outnumbered men. In Go West, Young Women, Hilary A. Hallett explores the relatively unknown New Woman of the West and her role in the ... More


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