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 Anti‐Orpheus

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes debates about the meaning and power of music and the constitution of English culture in the latter part of the century. These debates pitted ideas about the power of music ... More


Ovid and the Stage

T. P. Wiseman

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Careful investigation of the contemporary evidence (mainly Cicero) suggests that mime was a major part of the theatrical repertory at the Roman games in the first century BC, and that mythological ... More


Belle of the Brawl: The Boxer between Sensationalism and Sport

Erik N. Jensen

in Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Boxing rings, whether in sports arenas or burlesque theaters, afforded men and women stages on which to create larger‐than‐life personas and to test the limits of socially acceptable ... More


That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Bruce Vermazen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the Six Brown Brothers, a musical act on the burlesque, vaudeville, minstrel, and Broadway stages (1911-33) that was once reputed to have initiated the “saxophone craze” of the ... More


The Juvenilia and Northanger Abbey

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Jane Austen's original satirical inspiration was fed by dislike for a literary manner, rather than for a moral idea. The juvenilia are, according to this view, ‘burlesques’: though definition and ... More


Struggling into the Big Time

Bruce Vermazen

in That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195372182
eISBN:
9780199864140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372182.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After a description of vaudeville c.1905, especially its organization into circuits and its division into big time and small time, this chapter traces the vaudeville career of the succession of ... More


Satirizing the Congress: Ancient Balladry and Literary Taste

Philip Gould

in Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967896
eISBN:
9780199346073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967896.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

As Congress aimed to legitimize itself as the colonial political authority, it published numerous articles and declarations written in a dignified style of eighteenth-century state papers. Loyalists ... More


Burlesque Ballet, a Ballad and a Banquet in Ben Jonson's The Gypsies Metamorphos'd (1621)

Marie-claude Canova-green

in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635849
eISBN:
9780748671120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635849.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In summer 1621, George Villiers, then Marquess of Buckingham, invited the king and an exclusive circle of courtiers to inaugurate his newly restored countryside residence Burley-on-the-Hill in ... More


Ku-Klux Attacks Define a New Black and White Manhood

Elaine Frantz Parsons

in Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625423
eISBN:
9781469625447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625423.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Klan attacks took on distinct cultural forms. Ku-Klux borrowed their costume and violent performance not only from local culture, but also from popular cultural tropes in national circulation and ... More


Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body

Mark Franko

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199794010
eISBN:
9780190241186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794010.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This book presents a historical and theoretical examination of French baroque court ballet from approximately 1573 until 1670. Spanning the late Renaissance and the Baroque, this book brings ... More


Backgazing: Reverse Time in Modernist Culture

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830443
eISBN:
9780191873652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The focus of this book is on how time is represented in reverse forms throughout modernist literature and culture, from about 1900 until the middle years of the twentieth century. It is particularly ... More


Political Erotics of Burlesque Ballet, 1624–1627

Mark Franko

in Dance as Text: Ideologies of the Baroque Body

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199794010
eISBN:
9780190241186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794010.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the performance of burlesque ballet under Louis XIII. In contrast to the earlier geometrical dance, burlesque ballet experimented with political ambivalence and critique even ... More


Burlesque, Off Off Broadway, and the Birth of the Adult Musical

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Chapter 1 examines the aesthetic predecessors to the adult musical. These includerelatively early forms like vaudeville and burlesque, which developed and cross-pollinated through the late-19th and ... More


Competition and criticism

Gilli Bush-Bailey

in Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The Patent Company was in trouble. The big names of the late Stuart stage were now to be found at Lincoln's Inn Fields rather than at Drury Lane or Dorset Gardens, and the London playgoing audience ... More


Burlesque

C. Fred Blake

in Burning Money: The Material Spirit of the Chinese Lifeworld

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835323
eISBN:
9780824870379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835323.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the paper money custom has turned to burlesque. More specifically, it considers how online news stories from different places around China view the custom in relation to ... More


Pasties and Pixels: Striptease and the Mainstream

Jessica Berson

in The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199846207
eISBN:
9780190272623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846207.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Striptease has become an academic avatar for the escalation and intensification of sexuality in popular culture. One of the major factors in the mainstreaming of striptease has been its repackaging ... More


The Sambo Girl in New York

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/9780801449703.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates how Eva Tanguay moved up the professional ladder from itinerant performer to supporting player. In the Broadway show, My Lady, Eva considered each of her fellow chorus as ... More


The B minor Mass and other vocal works

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696284
eISBN:
9780191761102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the following works: Cantate burlesque (Peasant Cantata); Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (BWV 1083); and Mass in B minor.


The Minstrel Show Gets Religion

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the Civil War, blackface minstrels found in religion a steady stream of subject matter tailor-made for comedic treatment. This chapter examines three songs that nicely illustrate the postwar ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


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