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Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... More


 A Mother Tongue in the Fatherland: Transforming a Jewish Community into a Hebrew Yishuv

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with the centrality of the Hebrew language in the creation of the Yishuv's culture. Aside from the goal of establishing linguistic unity in a multilingual reality, the language ... More


In the end is my beginning

Wahl Jan

in Carl Theodor Dreyer and Ordet: My Summer with the Danish Filmmaker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136189
eISBN:
9780813141176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136189.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Wahl recounts the power of Dreyer's story-telling abilities. Dreyer shares his intentions with his work The Life of Jesus, revealing his desire to show the historical version of the figure. Wahl also ... More


The World of Her Father

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the show business career of Dorothy's father Lew Fields. Fields and childhood friend Joe Weber first developed was a patchwork of entertaining bits—songs, dances, and humor, ... More


Coda

Kaira M. Cabañas

in Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556284
eISBN:
9780226556314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556314.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The coda offers a brief reflection on the right to be mad and what one might learn from the mad through a consideration of a theatrical production by the Cia Teatral Ueinzz (Ueinzz Theater Company).


Ellington's Queenie Pie

Maurice Peress

in Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the story of Queenie Pie, Ellington's last theater work as told by the author of this book, who worked as an assistant to Ellington when it was a yet-to-be produced one-hour ... More


Musical Theater

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Led by Bogusƚawski, Elsner, and Kurpiński, the National Theater — the locale of major operatic productions — became the central cultural institution in Warsaw. It featured a rich repertory of French, ... More


The Culture of War: Literature of the Siege of Paris 1870-1871

Colin Foss

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621921
eISBN:
9781800341623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Culture of War explores the unexpected flourishing of literature both high and low during the Siege of Paris at the end of the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871. When Prussian forces completely ... More


The Apartment on Shchepkinsky Passage

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/9780300088571.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya recounts her graduation from the ballet school in 1943, her admission into the Bolshoi Theater, her performances there, and her first award. Maya lived in a room of ... More


Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Matthew J. Smith and Julia Reinhard Lupton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474435680
eISBN:
9781474465014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book celebrates the theatrical excitement and philosophical meanings of human interaction in Shakespeare. On stage and in life, the face is always window and mirror, representation and presence. ... More


Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War

Kristopher A. Teters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638867
eISBN:
9781469638881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638867.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the first fifteen months of the Civil War, the policies and attitudes of Union officers toward emancipation in the western theater were, at best, inconsistent and fraught with internal ... More


The Appalachian Renaissance

Jessie Graves, Katherine Ledford, and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

in Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0707
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

In Appalachian literature, the 1960s through the 1990s saw a creative explosion that is sometimes referred to as the Appalachian Renaissance. Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction, and Drama all ... More


Extended Voice

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses Roy Hart, the Roy Hart Theater, and the roots of extended vocalism; widening of vocal range and inclusion of non-traditional vocal sounds and techniques; the American ... More


Catherine the Empress (Ario) Making Tales into Princely Operas

Inna Naroditskaya

in Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195340587
eISBN:
9780199918218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340587.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The last quarter of the eighteenth century was marked by the collection and publication of folk and urban songs, tales, oral poems, and airs. Although several Russian intellectuals including Mikhail ... More


The National Amphibian Conservation Center

Andrew T. Snider and Elizabeth Arbaugh

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0050
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The history of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo dates back to 1960, when The Holden Museum of Living Reptiles opened to the public. Amphibian breeding efforts first occurred in 1970, when production and ... More


Twenty-Five. The Potemkin Center

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

One of Schuman's original dreams for Lincoln Center was a summer festival that would take advantage of the Center's air-conditioned halls. In 1967, Schuman's Lincoln Center Festival became a reality. ... More


Contemporary Drama in the 1960s: A Contested Space

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Contemporary GDR drama operated in a contested space, whose parameters were continually being redefined. This chapter focuses on the two major contemporary drama controversies of the 1960s: Peter ... More


The Prague Spring: Allegories and Allusions

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

After exploring reactions to the Prague Spring in the GDR's theatres, this chapter investigates stagings that were premièred after the invasion of Czechoslovakia and elicited contrasting responses ... More


Heine, Kleist, and Büchner in the 1970s

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

Chapter 4 explores productions of nineteenth‐century texts which the SED included in the GDR's cultural heritage but still found problematic due to the enduring relevance of their sociopolitical ... More


Schwerin and Anklam in the Early 1980s: Cooperation and Conflict

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

This chapter examines synchronic differences in censorship, focusing on productions whose premières were scheduled for April 1984 in neighbouring rural regions, Schwerin and Neubrandenburg. When ... More


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