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Filming Opera: Anna Pavlova and The Dumb Girl of Portici

Mary Simonson

in Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In 1916, a silent film of D. F. E. Auber’s 1828 opera La Muette du Portici was released by Universal Studios. The Dumb Girl of Portici, starring famed ballerina Anna Pavlova and directed by Lois ... More


Wagner's Cancan, Fenella's Leap: La Muette de Portici and Auber's Reality Effect

Mary Ann Smart

in Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins with an encounter between two principal characters, one fictional, the other real. The human is Richard Wagner, and his fictional interlocutor is Fenella, the title character of ... More


I. 10. 4: CASA DEL MENANDRO

Roger Ling and Lesley Ling

in The Insula of the Menander at Pompeii: Volume II: The Decorations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199266951
eISBN:
9780191917578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199266951.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

In its Final form, the CASA Del Menandro was adorned with decorations which can be ascribed (leaving aside a few which are too simple or too damaged to be classified at all) to the late Second and ... More


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