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Epilogue

Marc Baer

in Theatre and Disorder in Late Georgian London

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112501
eISBN:
9780191670787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112501.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses briefly what happened to the OPs who participated in the 1809 theatre riot. Other notable individuals linked to this incident are also discussed in this chapter in passing. The ... More


London’s Opera House in the Urban Landscape

Michael Burden

in Operatic Geographies: The Place of Opera and the Opera House

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226595962
eISBN:
9780226596150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226596150.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

Scholars have tended to present the 1705 King’s Theatre as part of a newly fashionable area in the developing West End. But a closer examination of the development of London suggests that it was not ... More


Behind the Scenes: A Committee and the Law, 1880s–1900s

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the legal background of theaters in late Ottoman Egypt, starting with a microhistory of the Comité des Théâtres. Its administrative history highlights the process by which ... More


A Locomotive Laboratory of Place: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

in Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044941
eISBN:
9780226044965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044965.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter turns to the Duke Ellington Orchestra, concentrating on “Air-Conditioned Jungle” and the four-part The Deep South Suite from the 1946 Chicago Civic Opera House show. Competing voices, ... More


The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Claudio E. Benzecry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine ... More


An Opera House for the “Paris of South America”

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter describes the Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It explains that the opera house was established in 1857 and was since then considered as the main square of, not just the ... More


Backstage at the Opera

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter highlights the author's personal experience of opera. His earliest experience as an opera viewer is that of attending his first contemporary opera, which happened to be Alban Berg's ... More


“They were playing in their shirtsleeves!”: Downfall, Memory Work, and High-Culture Nationalism

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter examines how opera fans have reacted to the conflicts between house employees of the Colón Opera House and the city government which resulted in the rescheduling of some shows. It shows ... More


The value of freedom the writer against the establishment

Samia Mehrez

in Egypt's Culture Wars: Politics and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163746
eISBN:
9781617970399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163746.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sonallah Ibrahim was honored as one of the Arab world's most distinguished novelists, at the closing ceremony of the second International Conference on the Arab Novel. During his speech, Sonallah ... More


Celebrity Culture and the Gold Rush Metropolis

Amy K. DeFalco Lippert

in Consuming Identities: Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190268978
eISBN:
9780190877026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190268978.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

With the gold rush, San Francisco almost instantaneously became an important stop for a host of international entertainment tours that expanded well beyond the Atlantic world, to Australia as well as ... More


“We've told you all about our life”: Conclusions and Implications

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the opera fans at the Colón Opera House. It explores the sociological significance of opera and the complex forms of emotional attachment to the ... More


Introduction

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is the ethnography of opera fanatics. This volume explores the affectionate character of the attachment to opera and how it is used ... More


“It was love at first sight”: Biography and Social Trajectory of Standing-Room Dwellers

in The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter presents a biography of the Colón Opera House and examines the social trajectory of the opera fanatics who occupy the upper floors of the Colón Opera House. It presents the life stories ... More


Marc Chagall Draws Me

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0037
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recalls her meeting with the Russian-born French artist Marc Chagall in 1965. It was Nadia Léger, formerly Nadezhda Khodasevich, who took Maya to the Chagall place, ... More


Alicia, Fernando, and Laura: Giant Steps across a Changing Landscape

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/9780813044026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Fernando tells his experiences at 19, marrying and finding a job and living quarters in post-Depression New York in the barrios, learning to become an x-ray technician, finding jobs dancing and good ... More


A City Like No Other

Samuel Charters

in A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578068982
eISBN:
9781604733181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In December 1833, Charles Joseph Latrobe, a popular London writer, visited New Orleans and promptly described the city’s characteristic features. From its ancient places and narrow streets, to the ... More


Sedalia, Cradle of Classic Ragtime

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

In Sedalia, Missouri, a railroad center for shipping livestock and produce, Joplin found a town rich in employment possibilities for musicians. Aside from music in the bars, gambling houses, and ... More


Vaudeville Roots

Gabriella Oldham and Mabel Langdon

in Harry Langdon: King of Silent Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169651
eISBN:
9780813169996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169651.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 1 describes Harry Langdon’s childhood in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where his fascination for the theater was born. Young Harry did everything he could to pursue his passion for acting, leaving ... More


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