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Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Grace E. Lavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. ... More


The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Josephine Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Long before Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, long before Barthes explicated his empire of signs, even before Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado presented its own ... More


Titipu Comes to America: Hot and Cool Mikados

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the particular history of performing Japanese by African Americans in hopes of understanding the complex layering of racial representation buried not just in The Mikado but in a ... More


Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Michael Ainger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

“A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan”—with those words, W. S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their ... More


1884–1885 The Mikado

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Popular

One day in his study at Harrington Gardens, William Gilbert happened to glance at a Japanese executioner's sword hanging on the wall. It started a train of thought that he began to turn into a plot. ... More


1885–1887 Ruddigore

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

In a letter to Alfred Watson, William Gilbert suggested that the ghost music was “out of place in a comic opera. It is as though one inserted fifty lines of Paradise Lost into a farcical comedy.” ... More


1907–1908 Interpolations

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Popular

When William Gilbert received notification in March of Helen Carte's intention to stage a revival of The Mikado and an invitation to undertake the stage management, he accepted without argument. ... More


Princess Ida

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

The opera Princess Ida satirizes “feminism” or what we today call “the women’s movement,” and some of the laughter it elicits is rather hollow. This chapter suggests that the reason Princess Ida ... More


The Mikado

Gayden Wren

in A Most Ingenious Paradox: The Art of Gilbert and Sullivan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195301724
eISBN:
9780199850655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301724.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Mikado’s success represents one of the most perfect fusions of composer and librettist ever achieved in music theater. Gilbert and Sullivan step back here from their previous ... More


Not About Japan

Grace E. Lavery

in Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter aims to redirect an opera that is too often dislocated from that scene back within its boundaries. It explores the interpretive practices that have installed this certainty within ... More


Hooked on Classics

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Swing Mikado, the most popular and successful of the Negro Unit productions. It is a syncopated version of the classic Gilbert and Sullivan comedic operetta depicting ... More


My Objects All Sublime: Racial Performance and Commodity Culture

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how The Mikado is an example of what is often called japonaiserie, a term that signals, unlike the alternative term Japonisme, a certain irreverence, whimsy, and lack of ... More


“My Artless Japanese Way”: Japanese Villages and Absent Coolies

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter shows how The Mikado might be juxtaposed with other accounts of Japan to expose inherent anxieties about commodity culture, labor, and bodies. Exhibitions of Japanese artisans at work ... More


Magical Objects and Therapeutic Yellowface

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter examines the legacies of the 1885 Mikado in contemporary productions such as Mike Leigh’s acclaimed 1999 film Topsy-Turvy. The allure of playing Japanese through evoking the fantasies of ... More


“And Others of His Race”: Blackface and Yellowface

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides a different perspective on racial masquerade by looking at the intertwined histories of The Mikado, blackface minstrelsy, and African American musical theater. Other ... More


“The Threatened Cloud”: Production and Protest

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter considers a vital aspect of the opera’s racial history: how it operates not only as harmless divertissement but also as a touchstone of racial sensitivity. It provides an account of the ... More


Asian American Mikados

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter describes The Mikado’s elusiveness: how, under the guise of nonsense, the opera seems to disavow any international hurt or misrepresentation. The opera’s versions of Japan escape largely ... More


The Mikado in Japan

Josephine Lee

in The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter provides an overview of the Japanese production of The Mikado, which define a much more modest yet important aspect of the opera’s racial history. Having Japanese actors in The Mikado ... More


Strains of Japonisme in Tin Pan Alley, on Broadway, and in the Parlor

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the representation of Japan and the Japanese in American popular song and musical theater from 1860 to 1930. The representation of African Americans and of European immigrants ... More


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