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The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The female singers who graced the nineteenth-century operatic stage were among the most celebrated women of their era, but they were also among the most transgressive. This book explores the means by ... More


From Diva to Drama Queen

Tracy C. Davis

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/9780195365870.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter investigates Beerbohm Tree’s production of W. Graham Robertson’s and Frederic Norton’s Pinkie and the Fairies (1908) which starred two very different “prima donnas”: the doyenne of ... More


Gautier’s “Diva”: The First French Uses of the Word

J. Q. Davies

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/9780195365870.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter is dedicated to elucidating the complex of meanings of the word “diva,” suggesting that this term was not associated originally with its modern connotations of ego and celebrity. ... More


“It’s All About Popular”: Wicked Divas and Internet Girl Fans

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter uses an ethnographically-based method and introduces the voices of girl fans to the mix as a reminder that audiences of musicals matter above all. This chapter analyzes the girls’ ... More


Developmental models of childhood apraxia of speech

Ben Maassen, Lian Nijland, and Hayo Terband

in Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199235797
eISBN:
9780191696671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a highly controversial clinical entity with respect to both clinical signs and underlying neuro-motor deficit. This chapter analyzes the origin of these ... More


The Cockettes, Sylvester, and Performance as Life

Malik Gaines

in Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

San Francisco’s Cockettes troupe staged radical anti-disciplinary spectacles onstage, in short films, in public, and in their domestic spaces. They hyperbolized the leftist political programs that ... More


Theater and Opera: Machado’s Operatic Theater of the World

K. David Jackson

in Machado de Assis: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300180824
eISBN:
9780300182644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180824.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Opera became an obligatory daily routine in Machado’s day, and writers were deeply involved in operatic life. Machado wrote as if he were the artistic director of a social and allegorical theater of ... More


Elizabeth I: the cinematic afterlife of an early modern political diva

Elisabeth Bronfen and Barbara Straumann

in The British monarchy on screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099564
eISBN:
9781526109767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099564.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Elizabeth I anticipated the enmeshment between celebrity culture and political power that characterizes the modern diva. This chapter explores the ways that the body of the queen and its ... More


Diva Misora Hibari as Spectacle of Postwar Japan’s Modernity

Christine R. Yano

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Japan’s premiere diva of popular song, Misora Hibari (1937-1989) as a child star who grows up in postwar Japan.  It asks, what kinds of gendered negotiations between childhood ... More


Mainstreaming Dance Music and Articulating Femininity: South Korean Dance Divas in the 1980s

Hee-sun Kim

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Korean pop music, or K-pop, has emerged and taken its dominant place since the turn of this century, but its girl groups can trace their lineage back to the 1990s, while the dance music so ... More


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