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Reformation and Riposte: Kynge Johan and Respublica

David Womersley

in Divinity and State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 6 considers two plays which are in dialogue with one another: Bale's Kynge Johan and Udall's Respublica. Kynge Johan, which inaugurates the genre of historical drama in sixteenth‐century ... More


The Two Foscari

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the third of Byron's historical dramas, The Two Foscari, and returns to the question of the neo-classical element in the historical plays. This historical drama is defined as ... More


Crisis and Response: The Woxin changdan Fever of the Early 1960s

Paul A. Cohen

in Speaking to History: The Story of King Goujian in Twentieth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255791
eISBN:
9780520942394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255791.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the People's Republic of China, numerous intellectuals, including some of China's most prominent literary figures, gave serious attention to the story of Goujian, beginning for the most part ... More


Marino Faliero

Richard Lansdown

in Byron's Historical Dramas

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112525
eISBN:
9780191670794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112525.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the critical examination of each of Byron's historical dramas based on the order in which they were written. The first historical drama that is the primary focus of this ... More


Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Kristina Muxfeldt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782420
eISBN:
9780199919154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782420.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book examines once passionate cultural concerns that shaped music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, and works of their contemporaries in drama or poetry. Music, especially music with text, was a ... More


Divinity and State

David Womersley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199255641
eISBN:
9780191719615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In 1589 the Privy Council encouraged the Archbishop of Canterbury to take steps to control the theatres, which had offended authority by putting on plays which addressed ‘certen matters of Divinytie ... More


Documentary and historical drama: Hillsborough, Sunday, Dockers, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Steve Blandford

in Jimmy McGovern

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719082481
eISBN:
9781781705759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082481.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines McGovern’s extremely varied work on both documentary and historical drama for television. His range is best illustrated by the inclusion in such a category of his influential ... More


Vestiges of Mysore: 1980–9

M.K. Raghavendra

in Bipolar Identity: Region, Nation and the Kannada Language Film

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071587
eISBN:
9780199080793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071587.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Kannada films of the 1980s, a period in which some genres in Kannada cinema — the mythological film, the historical film — died out and new genres like the youth film appeared. ... More


History Lessons: What Audiences (Could) Learn about Genocide from Historical Dramas

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many people derive their historical knowledge from movies. This chapter addresses this issue through a discussion of fictional films about the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Historical dramas ... More


The Renewal of French Historical Drama and Heritage Film

Isabelle Vanderschelden

in Studying French Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733162
eISBN:
9781800342002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the renewal of French historical drama and heritage film. French cinema has always sought inspiration in historical events to form the basis of powerful narratives. In the ... More


Recovering a Lost Genre

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction places the book and its aims in the context of on-going reassessments of Roman Imperial theatre. It outlines the way Romantic bias against Roman tragedy and historical drama, as ... More


Boundary Collisions in HBO-BBC Transnational Coproduction: Rome and Parade’s End

Robin Nelson

in Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190663124
eISBN:
9780190663162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663124.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter addresses a facet of “special relationships” in the production of transnational television drama series by exploring two examples of HBO-BBC coproduction: Rome (2005–2007) and Parade’s ... More


‘Poetry and fiction intermixt with our history’: Druids, Patriots, and Critics in the Eighteenth Century

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the boundaries between historical and political argument. It discusses the different ways that British antiquity could be politicized by historical writers of the eighteenth ... More


Genre

Darren Arnold

in The Devils

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325758
eISBN:
9781800342415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325758.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter investigates the genre of Ken Russell's The Devils (1973). Nowadays, it is common to see The Devils lumped in with horror programming, and while identifying the film as belonging to the ... More


The Rise and Fall of Empires: The ‘War on Terror’ as Allegorical Moment in Historical Film

Terence McSweeney

in The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter interrogates historical films made in the new millennium by the American film industry and argues that they may be able to reflect broader cultural trends which become encoded in their ... More


What Can Livy Tell Us?

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Several times in his first ten books, Livy uses the phrase inconditi uersus (‘unscripted verses’) to refer to soldiers’ songs at triumphal processions. He describes eight such occasions, at dates ... More


Narratives of nation-building

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on two related subjects: the sharpening of historical awareness and the formation of Russian national consciousness. Mature historical narratives inspired historical fiction and ... More


Performing Bukharian Jewish History: Ilyos Mallayev’s Play Levicha Hofiz

Evan Rapport

in Greeted With Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199379033
eISBN:
9780199379064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379033.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Ilyos Mallayev's play Levicha Hofiz (“Levicha the Singer”), staged by the Bukharian Jewish community in 1999, illuminates the ways in which Bukharians in New York interpret their history as a ... More


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