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Reading Opera for the Plot

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter takes up the question of how an individual event, such as a recognition scene, functions with respect to the operatic plot as a whole. It explores the notion of plot in critical works ... More


Form Follows Function

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Realistic tendencies in fiction and art are relatively easy to document and describe. Architecture, however, is another matter. A building design is of necessity a compromise among utilitarian needs, ... More


Gothic Stylistics: Arishima Takeo and Melodramatic Excess

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of Japanese gothic by examining various works of Arishima Takeo, a contemporary of both Kyöka and Tanizaki. Arishima's distinctive style has long been recognized ... More


Seneca in ’68

Helen Slaney

in The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198736769
eISBN:
9780191800412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736769.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the generation after Artaud, many directors attempted to put the maxims of Cruelty into practice. These included Jean-Louis Barrault, who applied Artaud’s ideas to a 1942 production of Racine’s ... More


L’Homme Qui

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

This chapter relates Ian’s experiences in Paris assisting Peter Brooks’ company. Brook had been exploring a theatrical piece L’Homme Qui, based on Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a ... More


Nothing Lost

Jonathan Cole

in Losing Touch: A man without his body

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778875
eISBN:
9780191834608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778875.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

The final chapter considers various aspects of Ian’s condition and his views on some of the scientific and artistic activities with which he has been involved. He explains how he is more consciously ... More


Theatre on an Epic Scale

Tim Supple

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Peter Brook’s ‘epic’ Mahabharata was not overtly a play for here and now but a conscious attempt to absorb the epics of elsewhere and render them meaningful throughout the world; it reached beyond ... More


‘Epic’ Performances: From Brecht to Homer and Back

Fiona Macintosh

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This opening chapter explores what identifying ‘epic’ in performance entails. This is essential given Brecht’s avowedly anti-Aristotelian ‘Epic Theatre’, which is for the most part very far from what ... More


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