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‘A Great Guy with His Chopper’?: The Sex Life of Henry VIII on Screen and in the Flesh

GREG WALKER

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter analyzes how the cinema and television have rendered Henry VIII. It considers films such as The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), and television ... More


The Game’s Afoot: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The character of Sherlock Holmes was inspired by Joseph Bell, a physician who taught Conan Doyle in medical school. William Gillette wrote a play, Sherlock Holmes (1899), in which the playwright ... More


“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives”: Popular Plato, Queer Heterosexuality, Comic Form

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives to illustrate how queer modernist performance might pass as light entertainment in the theatrical mainstream. Written shortly after ... More


Melancholy, modernity and the middlebrow: the twenties and thirties

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the literary treatment of sophistication during the interwar years. It suggests that the 1920s and 1930s can be considered the Age of Sophistication, because they encapsulate ... More


Noël Coward and the Avuncular Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Young Noël Coward's first produced play, The Young Idea (1921), was drawn from Shaw's late-1890s comedy You Never Can Tell. Sent the text by producer John Vedrenne, Shaw recognized its origins, but ... More


Private lives and interior spaces: masculine subjects in Ravi Varma’s scholar paintings

Niharika Dinkar

in Empires of Light: Vision, Visibility and Power in Colonial India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526139634
eISBN:
9781526150387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139641.00014
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the discourse on light and shadow in two paintings of scholars by Ravi Varma that use chiaroscuro to depict men reading within the interiors of a westernised home. Ravi Varma ... More


The Return of Allegory

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

in The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155419
eISBN:
9780300156645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155419.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a summary of the first few pages of Henry James's brief fable entitled “The Private Life.” The fable examines a pressing social concern in a highly schematic and ... More


Reaching Their Majority

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/9780813173917.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz was assigned to finishBlackwell’s Island.This was followed by his direction of Sons of Liberty, a patriotic short championed by the brothers Warner.The film won an Oscar for Best Short ... More


The War Within

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 begins with a swift summary of fascism's rise in both England and Germany from 1929 to 1931: or what I call “the war without.” It then notes Woolf's response, including her scrapbooks, ... More


January 2002: “Family Life”, Same-Sex Couples and Damages for Non-Patrimonial Loss

Kenneth McK Norrie

in Professor Norrie's Commentaries on Family Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861193
eISBN:
9781474406246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861193.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

A commentary of its time. There is created a fictitious application to the European Court of Human Rights complaining of Scots law refusal to recognise a same sex couple for the purposes of a ... More


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