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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


Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Sherri Snyder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1914 at age seventeen, strong-willed, infamous Reatha Watson was declared by juvenile authorities to be “too beautiful for the city” and banished from Los Angeles. She soon returned, became ... More


Prologue

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Providing an overview of the tumultuous life and stellar accomplishments of silent screen star Barbara La Marr, the Prologue begins with her emergence into newspaper headlines as notorious, teenaged ... More


Today’s Actresses

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0035
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks expresses his thoughts on present day actresses, noting the role that television plays in the development of their careers.


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


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


"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


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


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


Dialogue with Isabelle Huppert: December 15, 1993

Antoinette Fouque and Jean-Joseph Goux

Sylvina Boissonnas (ed.)

in There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169868
eISBN:
9780231538381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169868.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In the dialogue presented in this chapter, Isabelle Huppert and Antoinette Fouque talk about novelist Nathalie Sarraute and her style of writing. Fouque thinks that Sarraute is following in the ... More


Iraq

Rebecca Hillauer

in Encyclopedia of Arab Women Filmakers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774249433
eISBN:
9781936190089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249433.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Iraq was one of the first Arab countries to introduce television in 1954, but compared to other Arab countries, Iraq came late to film. Their first production was in 1945; however, it was a ... More


Shakespeare and The Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Stage

Fiona Ritchie

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses how Shakespeare became the point of reference for theatrical adaptation. It reports that Shakespeare was not necessarily canonized during the Restoration. Rather, related to ... More


United we stand

Gilli Bush-Bailey

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter looks at the events that led to the formation of the United Company and the creation of a theatrical monopoly of theatre in London which was to last for thirteen years. By pursuing a ... More


Control and influence on the Late Stuart stage

Bush-Bailey Gilli

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers the ways in which theatre women gained ground in the public sphere of the commercial theatre, and the rise of antagonistic voices against them. The construction of an actress's ... More


Re-forming the stage

Don Randall

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The season of 1697/8 marks a crucial period in theatre history and an extraordinary chapter in the history of theatre women. In no other season on the late Stuart stage were so many new plays by ... More


Old stories, new histories

Bush-Bailey Gilli

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The personal and professional confidence that marks the work of the actress/managers and female playwrights in the closing years of the seventeenth century became increasingly strained as the company ... More


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