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Speaking back in Sophocles' Ajax

Elton T.E. Barker

in Entering the Agon: Dissent and Authority in Homer, Historiography, and Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199542710
eISBN:
9780191715365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542710.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tackles head-on the problem of the double agon in the play's second half, as Teucer and the Atreidae argue over Ajax's body, and interprets it as part of a strategy that emphasizes ... More


René de Cárdenas

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Dance

René de Cárdenas comes from a family of dancers and after dancing with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, brought such as Sonlar to stages around the world, never hesitating to return to Cuba when needed ... More


Chica Chica Boom Chic

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

After leaving RKO Hermes Pan joins Fred Astaire at Paramount to choreograph Second Chorus and Danny Dare at Republic Pictures to choreograph Hit Parade of 1941 before signing with Twentieth ... More


The 1970s: “Everything Was Beautiful at the Ballet”

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/9780195378238.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

In the 1970s, many issues that were radical in the 1960s became a part of mainstream culture. In a decade during which Americans became more self-centered as well as more community-oriented, musicals ... More


Sweeping through the City: Thomas A. Dorsey and the Gospel Nexus (1932–1933)

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the contributions of Thomas A. Dorsey and the gospel nexus to the development of gospel music in Chicago during the years 1932–1933. Pilgrim Baptist Church is often cited as the ... More


West Side Story & Gypsy

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

Some call these vastly different shows the culmination of an era in that their vitally story-oriented artistry tops off the epoch of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Others see the pair as the start of the ... More


To London and Back (1942–1945)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s years stationed in London during World War II as an entertainment specialist for the Army, including the commission of the Airborne Symphony, his coaching of the ... More


Commentary

M. J. Cropp

in Euripides: Iphigenia in Tauris

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856686528
eISBN:
9781800342767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856686528.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the commentary for Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris, which begins with the introductory scene that sets the basis for the action of the play and introduces the main characters, ... More


Choruses, Ancient and Modern

Joshua Billings, Felix Budelmann, and Fiona Macintosh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670574
eISBN:
9780191759086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670574.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Choruses, Ancient and Modern examines the ancient Greek chorus and its afterlives in western culture. Choruses, though absolutely central to the social, political, and religious life of ... More


Becoming the AIDS Scribe

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts joins The San Francisco Chronicle as its first openly gay reporter on the newsroom staff. Hired to cover the “gay beat” in San Francisco, Shilts also is given general assignment stories. ... More


The City in Chorus: For a Choral History of Athenian Society

Vincent Azoulay and Paulin Ismard

in Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter specifically aims to find a path that traverses — or a midway point between — both approaches to the study of the Greek world influenced by Actor-Network Theory and more traditional ... More


Creativity as Call to Care for Creation? John Zizioulas and Jean-Louis Chrétien

Christina M. Gschwandtner

in Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264995
eISBN:
9780823266876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264995.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gschwandtner analyzes similarities between “cosmic liturgies” described by, respectively, Jean-Louis Chrétien and various Eastern Orthodox theologians. The Eastern Orthodox concept of human ... More


Early Ozu: Shōshimin Film and Everyday Realism

Woojeong Joo

in The Cinema of Ozu Yasujiro: Histories of the Everyday

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696321
eISBN:
9781474434775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696321.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the early phase of Ozu’s cinema, from 1927 to 1932, in the context of the development of Japanese cinema into a modern entertainment form. The first part examines the production ... More


A. C. Swinburne in the Round: Drama, Personae and Lyric Subjectivity

Marion Thain

in The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415668
eISBN:
9781474426855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415668.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The first case study of this part of the book teases out of Swinburne’s metrical masochism a perversely chaste account of lyric community, in which poetic form works to imagine a chorus of voices. ... More


Vernacular Meanings of Genre: The Middle-Class Film

Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

in Nippon Modern: Japanese Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831820
eISBN:
9780824868772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831820.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Japanese film genre known as “middle-class film” (shoshimin eiga), a formative genre in the classical Japanese cinema of the 1920s and 1930s. It first considers genre ... More


A Minor Art: Becoming-Animal of Marcus Coates

Ron Broglio

in Surface Encounters: Thinking with Animals and Art

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672967
eISBN:
9781452947334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672967.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter considers the infectious transformation between human and animal states which are activated through encounters. It highlights the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix who propose the ... More


The Chorus and the Critic: Literary Criticism, Theatrocracy, and the Performance of Philosophy

Marcus Folch

in The City and the Stage: Performance, Genre, and Gender in Plato's Laws

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190266172
eISBN:
9780190266196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190266172.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines what Plato portrays as the ultimate performative discourse in mousikê: literary criticism. The interpretation presented here argues that the Laws synthesizes archaic and ... More


The Tenbury Manuscript: Discrepancies and Omissions

Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

A comparison of the earliest surviving score and libretto with the playtext from the production of 1700 that incorporated Dido and Aeneas into Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure reveals significant ... More


Plot and Historical Background

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Tripartition (the three appearances of Octavia and of the Chorus of Romans on the drama’s ‘Day Before’, ‘Wedding Day’, and ‘Day After’) is basically what structures the play. The trajectory of ... More


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