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Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Larry Hamberlin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

The years between 1900 and 1920 mark a moment of change in the relations between opera and popular music in the United States, a midpoint between the intimate connection of the nineteenth century and ... More


Visions of Salome

Larry Hamberlin

in Tin Pan Opera: Operatic Novelty Songs in the Ragtime Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195338928
eISBN:
9780199855865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338928.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, Popular

Although much has been written about the “Salomania” that Richard Strauss's opera Salome inspired in the United States, little has been written about the novelty songs that contributed to that mania. ... More


Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera is legendary for going to extremes, a tendency that has earned it a reputation for unreality. This book shows the reverse to be true. The book argues that for the past two centuries the ... More


Munich, Russia, and Worpswede 1896–1902

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke began in earnest a career as poet and writer in Munich. In 1897, he met and fell in love with a married woman, Lou Andreas-Salomé. In 1899 Rilke accompanied Lou and her husband on a trip to ... More


The Kiss

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the pantomime entitled Le Rêve d'Egypte (Egyptian dream), which starred Colette Willy and the mysteriously named “Yssim,” and which outraged audiences because it featured a ... More


Weimar Femininity: Within and Beyond the Law

Tracie Matysik

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The democratic revolution raised a new set of intellectual questions concerning the status of women in modern society. Specifically, theorists and activists alike had to ask what exactly the ... More


Staging Scandal with Salome and Elektra

Joy H. Calico

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores how media served to filter the prima donna’s public image in the nineteenth century. Specifically, the chapter focuses on the scandals that surrounded the premieres of Richard ... More


This place was here before our nations: Anacaona’s Jaragua

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses three fictional reconstructions of the life of the Taíno Queen Anacaona, an important figure in early modern Hispaniola, by writers born in the Dominican Republic and Haiti: ... More


The Operas Erwartung and Die glückliche Hand

Bryan R. Simms

in The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Due to his unsuccessful efforts in completing an operatic libretto, Schoenberg searched for a literary collaborator, someone sympathetic to his literary tastes. He found such a colleague in Marie ... More


Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, a short-lived but extraordinary cultural phenomenon spread throughout Europe and the United States—“Salomania.” The term was coined when biblical ... More


Modernity's Cutting Edge: The Salome Complex

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Modernization theory threatened the prevalent social order, a key marker of which was the established inequality between the sexes. The resultant nascent feminism and effeminacy, often associated ... More


The Male Martyr

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Ida Rubenstein's affairs with Englishman Walter Guinness and American heiress Romaine Brooks. Romaine, a painter of extraordinary vision, saw in Ida a model for her ideal of ... More


The Wilde Story

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Oscar Wilde's 1893 play Salome, which gave this woman a voice and a dance. Wilde's tale has become the definitive portrait of Salome to date. Wilde liberated Salome onto the ... More


The Dance of the Seven Veils

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes the meaning of Salome's dance, arguing that it demonstrates the dual power of a woman to both reveal and conceal. In showing herself, she hides; in covering herself, she ... More


The Salome Craze

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter traces the development of the Salome Craze. Salome became a prominent feature in opera and vaudeville from the early 1900s. In August 1908 there were four Salomes performing in New York ... More


The Crime

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the life and career of Canadian dancer Maud Allan. Maud's career as the “Salome Dancer” presents the tale of a woman escaping herself, her past, and her family. As the Judean ... More


The Vision

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter continues the discussion of the career of dancer Maud Allan. In 1900, Maud turned to dancing as a means to gain attention, respect, and money, engaging in the new, emerging form of dance ... More


The Trial

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the story behind the libel suit of Maud Allan and its disastrous impact on her reputation and career. In January 1918, the right-wing weekly broadsheet, the Imperialist, ... More


Riding Salome to the Top

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Eva Tanguay's involvement in Salome dancing—a dance performance that centers on the story of King Herod's daughter, Salome, who danced the Dance of the Seven Veils in return ... More


Rivals, Imitators, and Censors

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates how Eva Tanguay struggled to maintain her personal and professional equilibrium as her fame grew in the wake of Salome. She would try to push herself to the limit—physically and ... More


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