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Female Roles and the Rise of Actresses, 1915–c. 1950

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A central element of the history of huju in the 20th century is the emergence of female performers: this in a tradition formerly dominated by men, some of whom impersonated female roles. This chapter ... More


Female Hereditary Performers in Post-Independence India: Communities, Histories and Livelihoods

Anna Morcom

in Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199343539
eISBN:
9780199388189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343539.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on the communities of female hereditary performers themselves. Drawing on evidence from colonial ethnographies as well as from contemporary fieldwork, it begins by outlining the ... More


Ronggeng and Desire

in Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the female singer-dancers—ronggeng—who are emblems of the dance events. While drumming for dance—especially in its ambiguity with regard to who leads and who follows—models ... More


Conclusion

Susannah Crowder

in Performing women: Gender, self, and representation in late-medieval Metz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526106407
eISBN:
9781526141989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106407.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Although the Catherines and Claude slowly passed from memory, their performances and those of the women around them continued to represent their interests. The book concludes with an integrated ... More


Body Knowledge: Performance, Intermediality, and American Entertainment at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Mary Simonson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199898015
eISBN:
9780199369683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898015.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

In the early twentieth century, female performers regularly appeared on the stages and screens of American cities. Though advertised as dancers, mimics, singers, or actresses, they often exceeded ... More


The Populist Palatial

Rohan McWilliam

in London's West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198823414
eISBN:
9780191862120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823414.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the West End music hall, which drew on a heterogeneous audience, drawing all classes in for a smart night out. The argument is that we can observe a cultural style that is ... More


Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Catherine Diamond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Asian theatre is usually studied from the perspective of the major traditions of China, Japan, India, and Indonesia. Now, looking at the contemporary theatre scene in Southeast Asia, this book shows ... More


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