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Orality as Performance

Christopher B. Balme

in Decolonizing the Stage: Theatrical Syncretism and Post-Colonial Drama

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184447
eISBN:
9780191674266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184447.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter discusses the deviation from dramatic dialogue in post-colonial theatre. There are numerous occasions where dialogue is replaced by other modes of linguistic communication. The most ... More


Politics and Performance: Gustavo Modena’s dantate *

Michael Caesar and Nick Havely

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter attempts to reconstruct, as far as possible, the dantate performed in London and in Italy by the celebrated actor and patriot, Gustavo Modena. These were a distinctive form of ... More


Spoken Words, Written Submissions, and Diplomatic Conventions: The Importance and Impact of Oral Performance in Hellenistic Inter-polis Relations

Lene Rubinstein

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the epigraphic evidence for oral performances by envoys on diplomatic missions. It begins by considering two kinds of inscriptions: firstly, inscriptions recording speeches ... More


Oral Performances (I)

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines a variety of Native American oral performances, beginning with the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois. The Rites of Condolence, performed upon the death of one of the fifty chiefs ... More


Introduction

Anthony Welch

in The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178869
eISBN:
9780300188998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178869.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore two tightly interwoven aspects of the Renaissance epic tradition: its changing relationship with antiquity and its complex ... More


Introduction—Kṣetropadhāna

McComas Taylor

in Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190611910
eISBN:
9780190611934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611910.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The binding metaphor for this book is yajña, the ancient Vedic ritual of sacrifice. The preliminary act of that event was called kṣetropadhāna, the measuring of the field. This introductory chapter ... More


Performance and Occasion

Andrew Ford

in Aristotle as Poet: The Song for Hermias and Its Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199733293
eISBN:
9780199918539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733293.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This Chapter compares another pair of representations of Hermias, two epigrams in elegiacs. An epigram Aristotle is said to have composed for a memorial at Delphi is read against the mocking response ... More


Oral Performances (II)

Arnold Krupat

in That the People Might Live: Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451386
eISBN:
9780801465857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines oral performances of the Indian “farewell” speech. Indian farewells have been printed at least since the seventeenth century, when Christian ministers recorded (or perhaps ... More


The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book offers the first theoretical and experiential translation of Napo Runa mythology in English. It presents and analyzes lowland Quichua speakers in the Napo province of Ecuador through ... More


Ainu Spirits Singing: The Living World of Chiri Yukie's Ainu Shin'yoshu

Sarah M. Strong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835125
eISBN:
9780824870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835125.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Indigenous peoples throughout the globe are custodians of a unique, priceless, and increasingly imperiled legacy of oral lore. Among them the Ainu, a people native to northeastern Asia, stand out for ... More


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