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Engaging Practices

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The renewed philosophical attention to ancient “spiritual exercises” has generated a consistent critique: how can these practices have any relevance today, when the traditions and communities that ... More


Damon of Oa: A Music Theorist Ostracized?

Robert W. Wallace

in Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242399
eISBN:
9780191714078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242399.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the evidence for the career of Damon of Oa, music theorist and friend of Pericles, who was said to have been ostracised for his dangerous activities. It defends that tradition, ... More


Guys and Dolls

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/9780195140583.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Damon Runyon, a sportswriter, all-around journalist, and short-fiction retailer of the gamblers, girlfriends, crooks, freaks, and other denizens of the Broadway Tenderloin, became one of the leading ... More


Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Robert W. Wallace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book studies Damon, fifth-century Athens’ most important music theorist and the teacher and political counsellor of Perikles. Sometimes considered a sophist (a term challenged here), Damon first ... More


Urban Street Faith: Murals, T-shirts, and Devout Graffiti

Kymberly N. Pinder

in Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039928
eISBN:
9780252098086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039928.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter examines contemporary black public art in Chicago, including Bernard Williams's black biblical figures in the apse of Saint Edmund's Episcopal Church. As a principal artist in the ... More


Beginnings: Early Life and First Stories

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how Bester’s early identification with Renaissance thinkers of broad and varied learning led him to think of science fiction as a Renaissance genre especially suited to mixing and ... More


Red: The Martian

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ridley Scott was not the first director slated for The Martian, but when the star Matt Damon requested him Scott once again took on the science fiction genre. The story is a take on the classic ... More


Gus Van Sant: Poet of Lost and Alienated Youth

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of America’s most iconoclastic directors, Van Sant has been the most committed chronicler of youth--working class youth, disaffected middle-class youth, regional youth, dispossessed black youth. ... More


General Foreman

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz settled in as a contract director at Warner Bros. The Warners bought out First National while continuing to grow into one of Hollywood’s major film studios. Under Jack Warner and Zanuck, ... More


Woody’s Mild Jewish Rose: Broadway Danny Rose

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The thesis here is that the interior plot of Broadway Danny Rose, which depicts the theatrical manager’s experience with client Lou Canova and his ex-girlfriend, Tina Vitali, takes the form of a myth ... More


Hamlet and the Truth about Friendship

James Kuzner

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This essay looks at how Hamlet explores relationships among friendship, truth, and the unsettling of self. It considers a disagreement early in the play about what true friendship is—specifically, ... More


‘Subtle sleights’: Amity and the Informer in Damon and Pithias

Bill Angus

in Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The informer-figure permeates the conditions of early modern dramatic production and haunts the vagaries of reception towards which such ventures must look. Richard Edwards’s Damon and Pythias ... More


How I Feel

Elizabeth Cassidy Parker

in Adolescents on Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190671358
eISBN:
9780190671396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671358.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 4 focuses on adolescent feelings, including two large concepts: (1)musical perseverance and vulnerability, and (2) musical agency. Adolescents share their feelings about making music—how they ... More


Interview: Gene Wolfe ‘The Legerdemain of the Wolfe’

Robert Frazier

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interview with a playful Wolfe reprinted from Thrust: Science Fiction in Review, Winter-Spring 1983, Frazier reviews the author's early career. Wolfe lists and evaluates his short fiction and ... More


Child Singers’ Mediated Bodies

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Boy vocalists in children’s company plays by Richard Edwards, John Marston, and Ben Jonson were portrayed as ideal vehicles for poetry, as though their charming, dainty music would provide a means of ... More


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