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New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Edith Hall and Rosie Wyles (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies the most important form of theatre in the entire Roman empire—pantomime, the ancient equivalent of ballet dancing. Performed for more than five centuries in hundreds of theatres ... More


The Pantomime Dancer and his Libretto

John Jory

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poets Statius and Lucan are both said to have written pantomimes, and this chapter considers the relationship of pantomime art to poetic texts. The chapter underlines the importance of the ... More


Roman Pantomime Libretti and their Greek Themes: The Role of Augustus in the Romanization of the Greek Classics *

Yvette Hunt

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concentrates on the themes chosen for the earlier pantomimes performed in Rome at the time of Augustus' public endorsement of the medium. It suggests that the literary sources can be ... More


Virgil on the Popular Stage *

Costas Panayotakis

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter looks at the sources that assert that three sequences from the Aeneid were performed in pantomime—those dealing with Dido, Turnus, and the katabasis to the Underworld (tales dealing with ... More


Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Jonathan Glixon and Beth Glixon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores public opera in its infancy, from 1637 to 1677, when theater owners and impresarios, drawing on the models of the already existent theaters for comedy, established Venice as the ... More


Et mea sunt populo saltata poemata saepe (Tristia 2.519): Ovid and the Pantomime *

Jennifer Ingleheart

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The strong visual appeal of Ovid's Metamorphoses has long invited comparison with the pleasures of pantomime, most influentially in a publication by Galinsky. In the study of Ovid's references from ... More


Seneca and Pantomime

Bernhard Zimmermann

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter offers a challenge to the classification of Seneca's tragedies as ‘rhetorical tragedies’ or declamations. Although the idea that Seneca's tragedies might have been partially danced had ... More


The Influence of Pantomime on Seneca's Tragedies

Alessandra Zanobi

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the development of the study of the affinity between parts of Senecan tragedy and what we know about the texts (libretti) danced in pantomime, the author of this chapter (a trained dancer herself) ... More


Is the ‘Barcelona Alcestis’ a Latin Pantomime Libretto? *

Edith Hall

in New Directions in Ancient Pantomime

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232536
eISBN:
9780191716003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232536.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

There is a possibility that one pantomime libretto based on a canonical tragedy does in fact survive. The candidate is a Latin hexameter poem, preserved only in a Barcelona papyrus, on the theme of ... More


Henry VIII

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Saint-SaËns's opera, Henry VIII. It is argued that Henry VIII became the composer's second most popular operatic work but its appearances at the Opéra were sporadic until ... More


ThaÏs

Steven Huebner

in French Opera at the Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189544
eISBN:
9780199868476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189544.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Massenet's ThaÏs. According to Louis Gallet's preface to the first edition of the ThaÏs libretto, Massenet made an exceptional request when they started the project: he asked ... More


THE AUDIENCE AND THE QUESTION OF PATRONAGE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores questions regarding the audience, ticket sales, attendance figures, and the patronage of opera in Venice. Opera boxes are viewed in this chapter not so much as a form of income ... More


The Pilgrim’s Progress

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0090
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The libretto of this Morality is a free adaptation of John Bunyan's allegory. The text is chiefly from Bunyan, with additions from the Psalms and other parts of the Bible. The words of Lord Lechery's ... More


First the Music, and Then the Words

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Salieri's opera, or, rather, Casti's libretto, which holds the key to the origins of musical formalism in the late 18th century, and to the origins of the ... More


Text

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter begins by tracing the old and widespread association of music and language through the history of traditional opera to the early 20th century. It then discusses some of the specific uses ... More


The Making of Cabaret

Keith Garebian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is the most detailed production history to date of the original Broadway version of Cabaret, showing primarily how the show evolved from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin stories (especially ... More


Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Deborah W. Rooke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Handel's Israelite oratorios are today little known among non-specialists, but in their own day they were unique, pioneering and extremely popular. Dating from the period 1732–52, they combine the ... More


Prince of Broadway

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter details Harold Prince's main motive for undertaking the show: the degenerative sociopolitical climate of Berlin in the thirties and the moral questions this provoked even in a ... More


Kander and Ebb

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides a detailed examination of the show's music and lyrics (including material cut from the final version) by John Kander and Fred Ebb. The examination includes potted biographies of ... More


Rehearsals and Boston

Keith Garebian

in The Making of Cabaret

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732494
eISBN:
9780199894482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732494.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Harold Prince wanted to shake up facile assumptions about fascism and guilt, and he quickly scored a coup in rehearsals by drawing a parallel between the racial unrest and persecution of black ... More


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