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Glossaries of the Entertainment Industries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter draws together glossaries dealing with the slang of various branches of the entertainment industry: the circus, carnival, and stage. Later glossaries deal with the slang of swing, which ... More


Entertainments in London

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author witnesses various forms of entertainment while in London, including the theatre and circus. The manner in which plays are acted, and balls and musical parties conducted, in Europe is ... More


Byzantium: The Palace and the City

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the mutual relations of palace and city in Byzantium. More specifically, it considers the link between the imperial court within the Great Palace of Constantinople and the local ... More


Philippikos and the Greens

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the role played by the circus faction called the Greens in getting rid of Philippikos and replacing him with a civilian official, Artemios the secretary, as emperor of Byzantium ... More


From Bread and Circuses to Soup and Salvation: The Origins of Byzantine Charity

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines how charity came into existence under the Byzantine Empire. It discusses three stages in the development of Byzantine charity: the first, from Apostolic times to the ending of ... More


Dictionaries of American Slang

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

American slang glossaries from this period celebrate novelty and inventiveness. They demonstrate an interest in the historical antecedents of contemporary slang, but are largely interested in current ... More


Golden Codger and Siren: Yeats and Edith Shackleton Heald

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats extended his last, yearning grasp for the Muse toward Edith Shackleton Heald, whose Siren's evocation of the twin impulses of Eros and Thanatos propelled him to pursue sexual desire for the ... More


Black German: An Afro-German Life in the Twentieth Century By Theodor Michael

Theodor Michael

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781781383117
eISBN:
9781786944283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383117.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first English translation of an important document in the history of the black presence in Germany and Europe: the autobiography of Theodor Michael. Theodor Michael is the last surviving ... More


That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Bruce Vermazen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the Six Brown Brothers, a musical act on the burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel, and Broadway stages (1911-33) that was once reputed to have initiated the “saxophone craze” of the ... More


Once a Legend

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter briefly describes the Six Brown Brothers at their professional zenith (1914-1923) and explains their legendary status as the originators of the saxophone craze. It then summarizes and ... More


Paganism, Christianity and the Imperial Celebrations in the Circus Maximus During the Fourth Century

John R. Curran

in Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199254200
eISBN:
9780191715150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter discusses the festival calendar, the importance of circus games, the iconography of the Circus Maximus in the 4th century, and the pompa circi and the Christian emperor. The festival ... More


The Mithraic Mysteries as Symbol System: II. The Mithraeum

ROGER BECK

in The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire: Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216130
eISBN:
9780191712128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216130.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores the initiate's understanding of his mithraeum as ‘an image of the universe for induction into a mystery of the descent and departure of souls’. The mithraeum is analyzed in ... More


Festivals and entertainments

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that the rites and festivals of Roman religion were still very much alive during the fourth century. Contrary to a widespread misconception, festivals of Christianity did not ... More


Forum Holitorium, Forum Boarium, Circus Maximus, and the Baths of Caracalla

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520079601
eISBN:
9780520935099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses a series of important works between the end of the second and beginning of the first century bc that include the Forum Holitorium and the Temple of Portunus. It explains that ... More


That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

Mark Berresford

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730999
eISBN:
9781604733716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730999.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Wilbur C. Sweatman (1882–1961) is one of the most important, yet unheralded, African American musicians involved in the transition of ragtime into jazz in the early twentieth century. This book ... More


Defining the Public in Piccadilly Circus

Sean Cubitt

in Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208920
eISBN:
9789888313839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the large screens of Piccadilly Circus, London, to extrapolate how digital capitalism produces a depoliticised neoliberal public. From the narrow technological parameters to ... More


Popular Amusement for All

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter four traces connections between commercial entertainment and McCay's work through a study of the landscapes of Slumberland. From the topsy-turvy funhouse of Befuddle Hall, to the onion domes ... More


Commerce and Carnival at the Canvas City: Traveling Circuses

Mark Storey

in Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A Geography of Gilded Age American Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199893188
eISBN:
9780199332793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199893188.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Offering an exploration of how one of the most popular and spectacular forms of postbellum entertainment was represented in the period's fiction, this chapter considers the way the circus became both ... More


The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it was ... More


Early twentieth-century light and popular music

Stephen Cottrell

in The Saxophone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100419
eISBN:
9780300190953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100419.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the musical genres in which the saxophone emerged and established its presence. At the turn of the twentieth century, the saxophone was adopted in several popular genres that ... More


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