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The Conflict over Baseball Comedy

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts the role played by Jewish entrepreneurs and comedians incorporating amusements into the serious game of baseball. Precursors to the costumed mascots of today, clowning and ... More


Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the connections between Shakespeare's comedies and Elizabethan holidays. It argues that the saturnalian pattern came to Shakespeare from many sources, both in social and ... More


Salman Rushdie

Andrew Teverson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Salman Rushdie is one of the world's most important writers of politicised fiction. He is a self-proclaimed controversialist, capable of exciting radically divergent viewpoints; a novelist of ... More


More Than the Hood Was Red: The Joker as Marxist

Richard D. Heldenfels

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Engaging the Joker’s potential for political symbolism, Richard D Heldenfels suggests we read the character as a manifestation of Marxist thinking. Rather than seeing the Clown Prince in traditional ... More


From Crowds to Clowns

Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern

in Shakespeare in Parts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272051
eISBN:
9780191699580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272051.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter explores how Shakespeare develops the simple device of the repeated or premature cue so that it becomes a highly sophisticated technical instrument, used to point and orchestrate moments ... More


World War II and the Advancement of Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter follows Ed Gottlieb, Syd Pollock, and Abe Saperstein as they extended their power when the Negro Leagues became a lucrative business immediately before and during World War II. Gottlieb ... More


Three Years with Montgomery and Stone 1914–17

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/9780195372182.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

In October 1914, the Six Brown Brothers were given a featured spot in Chin Chin, a Broadway musical produced by C. B. Dillingham and starring Fred Stone and David Montgomery. Theresa Valerio danced ... More


Introduction

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272518
eISBN:
9780191709746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272518.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Extravagant behaviour may qualify as holy foolery only if those who watch it assume that what lies beneath is sanity and pious purposes. The Orthodox Church holds that the holy fool voluntarily takes ... More


Sexism and the Smart Girl

Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby

in Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284142
eISBN:
9780520959798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284142.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In this chapter, we explore the tension between girls’ assumptions of gender equality and the sexism they (or we) identified. When girls did not see sexism in their lives, it sometimes created ... More


Public Characters: The Politics of Reputation and Blame

James M. Jasper, Michael P. Young, and Elke Zuern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190050047
eISBN:
9780190050078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190050047.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Admirable heroes, threatening villains, innocent victims, and ridiculous minions have long been central to politics and related strategic arenas. These public characters populate the dramas through ... More


Lotte Goslar’s Clowns

Karen Mozingo

in New German Dance Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036767
eISBN:
9780252093869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036767.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Lotte Goslar employed clowning and fairy tales throughout her choreographic career to create a feminist disruption of romanticism and tragedy in German and American dance representations of women. ... More


Early modern humour

Indira Ghose

in Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter focuses on changes in early modern humour. The first few decades of the professional theatre had been dominated by star comedians such as Dick Tarlton and Will Kemp. In the 1590s, ... More


Carolina Cotton: Yodeling Virtuosity and Theatricality in California Country Music

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 shifts the subject matter to 1940s California country music and connects the musical career of Carolina Cotton to the vibrancy and theatricality of that scene. Cotton emerged as a ... More


Using Special Skills

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the use of special skills found in particular regional operas. It includes face-changing skills found in the Sichuan opera, techniques used by the clown and other skills.


What Is Mantrāṅkam?

David Shulman

in Two Masterpieces of Kūṭiyāṭṭam: Mantrāṅkam and Aṅgulīyāṅkam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780199483594
eISBN:
9780199097203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199483594.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Indian History

This essay attempts to provide a general thematic and analytical framework that can make sense of the immense, diverse materials that have been brought together in this 41-day performance. The ... More


“Sunshades will usurp their space”: Edith Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell, and the Dreaming Clowns of Melancholy

Allan Pero

in The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054421
eISBN:
9780813053165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054421.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the place of clowns in the cultural production of Edith and Sacheverell Sitwell, and how clowns embody and generate “spaces of melancholy.” The psychology that characterizes ... More


Robert Armin

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The year 1600 saw the replacement of the company’s principal comic actor, William Kemp, by Robert Armin. This chapter analyses the implications of this change in personnel on Shakespeare’s art. The ... More


Eleazer’s Cross: Frederick Douglass’ Paper

Sarah Meer

in American Claimants: The Transatlantic Romance, c. 1820-1920

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812517
eISBN:
9780191894695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812517.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that claimants became fodder for mid-century periodicals, and they provided an imagery for anti-slavery rhetoric. It examines Frederick Douglass’s use of illegitimacy in his ... More


Out of Time

George Oppitz-Trotman

in Stages of Loss: The English Comedians and their Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858805
eISBN:
9780191890901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858805.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Early and Medieval Literature

The arrival of travelling professional actors in many Imperial cities disrupted festive schedules protected for more than a century. Focusing on two case studies—Nuremberg and Ulm—this chapter ... More


Moving Cloth

George Oppitz-Trotman

in Stages of Loss: The English Comedians and their Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858805
eISBN:
9780191890901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858805.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Early and Medieval Literature

Clothes were the most important and expensive properties of an early modern theatre company. The first recorded performances of English professional actors on mainland Europe occurred in the context ... More


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