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Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Suzanne R. Westfall

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book is the first to examine early Tudor theatre specifically from the perspective of the great households of England. The aristocrats of the sixteenth century commissioned, funded, and staged ... More


Arthur Miller: Realism, Language, Poetry: Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American Literature

Christopher Bigsby

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on works of American author Arthur Miller given at the British Academy's 2009 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture in American Literature. This text attempts to ... More


Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Gilli Bush-Bailey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book challenges the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwright, bringing the approaches of new histories and historiography ... More


Re-Visioning Myth: Modern and Contemporary Drama by Women

Frances Babbage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067525
eISBN:
9781781701782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067525.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book examines the diverse ways in which classical myth narratives have been reworked by women playwrights for the European stage. An in-depth assessment of ‘re-vision’ as a phenomenon in women's ... More


George Bernard Shaw

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. Shaw's biographers consistently discuss his debt to Marx, but intellectual historians have found little sign of this debt. It shows ... More


Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book offers a new perspective on British cultural history. Statutory theatre censorship was first introduced in Britain by Sir ... More


The Inter‐War Years

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

in Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how, in the inter-war period, playwrights seemed less concerned as a group with the issue of theatre censorship than was the case with playwrights in the 1900s. The chapter also ... More


Kabuki's Forgotten War: 1931-1945

James R. Brandon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832001
eISBN:
9780824869137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

According to a myth constructed after Japan's surrender to the Allied Forces in 1945, kabuki was a pure, classical art form with no real place in modern Japanese society. This book calls this view ... More


James Thomson 1700–1748: A Life

James Sambrook

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117889
eISBN:
9780191671104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is a full-scale biography of the poet and playwright James Thomson for forty years. On the personal side, it places him in his social and cultural setting: as a welcome member of the disparate ... More


Epilogue

Paulina Kewes

in Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This chapter discusses the significant positive developments in playwriting in England during the period from 1660 to 1710. In the 1660s the writer of a play had little status or security. His ... More


Playwrights and Players

Suzanne R. Westfall

in Patrons and Performance: Early Tudor Household Revels

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128809
eISBN:
9780191671708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128809.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter analyses the works and authors of some household plays in England during the early Tudor period. The findings reveal that playwrights were closely associated with one and sometimes more ... More


A Brief History of the Socrates Play

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

To trace the development of dramatic Platonism, this chapter highlights the Socrates play and how it follows Plato's presentation of Socrates' thoughts and actions in dramatic form. It also tells the ... More


Dramatic Philosophy

Martin Puchner

in The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199730322
eISBN:
9780199852796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730322.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an illustration of the history of modern philosophy from the point of view of theater. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the premise that Plato should be considered an enemy ... More


The Dramatist

Josephine M. Guy and Ian Small

in Oscar Wilde's Profession: Writing and the Culture Industry in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187288
eISBN:
9780191674686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187288.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter compares Wilde's successful and unsuccessful attempts to establish himself in the popular theatre, in order to document the impact on his career of the financial disappointments of his ... More


Dramatic History: Reflections on a Biblical Play by Ludwig Robert

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter deals with the literary works of Ludwig Robert, a German Jewish playwright, who wrote a biblical play about Jephthah, entitled Die Tochter Jephthas. The main character Jephthah is a war ... More


René Blum, Man of Letters

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter follows Blum’s career first as a young man in the offices of Revue Blanche where he met great poets such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry, artists such as Edouard Vuillard, Edgar ... More


Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Craig R. Prentiss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years between the Harlem Renaissance and World War II, African American playwrights gave birth to a vital black theater movement in the United States. It was a movement overwhelmingly ... More


Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Ethelene Whitmire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The first African American to head a branch of the New York Public Library (NYPL), Regina Andrews led an extraordinary life. Allied with W. E. B. Du Bois, she fought for promotion and equal pay ... More


Florence Marryat on Page and on Stage

Beth Palmer

in Women's Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture: Sensational Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199599110
eISBN:
9780191725371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599110.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter begins by examining in detail Florence Marryat's early career to demonstrate the significance of this under-researched figure in Victorian culture. Starting in 1865 with her bestseller, ... More


Clio Barnard

Jason Wood

in Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171977
eISBN:
9780231850698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Clio Barnard. Barnard's work deals with the relationship between documentary and fiction, and in particular the subjectivity of recollection. His ... More


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