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Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Matthew Rebhorn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier, 1829–1893, offers the first synoptic treatment of the history of American frontier performance ranging from Jacksonian America to Buffalo ... More


Galland, Georgian Theatre, and the Creation of Popular Orientalism

Bridget Orr

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter surveys the mostly “illegitimate” theatrical forms in which The Thousand and One Nights appeared on stage between 1707 and c.1830, arguing that these dramas of state, farces, burlettas, ... More


What Is It?: The Frontier, Melodrama, and Boucicault's Amalgamated Drama

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

All these performances reveal a frontier that worked to highlight the theatricality of Manifest Destiny, as opposed to its factuality, and derived its aesthetic energy from interrogating the ideology ... More


The Great Divide: Pioneer Performances after the Civil War

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

This chapter contrasts two plays, Augustin Daly's Horizon (1871) and Joaquin Miller's The Danites of the Sierras (1881). In the plays examined in preceding chapters, the frontier was both the place ... More


Sadness, Melodrama, and Rituals of Loss and Death

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes why tragic films are successful and prestigious although they evoke sadness and grief, whereas fitness-enhancing activities in general evoke pleasure. First, it focus on general ... More


Nikita Mikhalkov: European but Not Western?

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mikhalkov’s films constitute Russian cinema’s most ambitious reclamation project. While several films, including 12, address contemporary subjects, his work more typically crafts an elegiac and ... More


Kira Muratova: The Zoological Imperium

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Muratova’s cheerful skepticism toward collectivity sets the stakes high, disallowing not only higher-order social belonging, but also the “commanding heights” of the human as such. Dismantling ... More


Moving Pictures and Moving People: The Aesthetics of ‘Mass Success’

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of Dickens's aesthetics works in enabling Dickens to become the author most adapted for the screen. It is an exploration, through Dickens's relationship with film, of ... More


Brokeback Mountain

Gary Needham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Upon its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, it ... More


Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


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