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How the Arabian Nights Inspired the American Dream 1791–1935

Susan Nance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832745
eISBN:
9781469605784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807894057_nance
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Americans have always shown a fascination with the people, customs, and legends of the “East”—witness the popularity of the stories of the Arabian Nights, the performances of Arab belly dancers and ... More


Voice and Disjuncture in Celebrity Impersonation

Katherine Meizel

in Multivocality: Singing on the Borders of Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190621469
eISBN:
9780190621506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190621469.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Las Vegas is a reflection of neoliberal globalization—not only in its collection and display of global imagery but also in its shift from mob-dependent finances to late 20th-century corporate ... More


A Matchless Mélange of Mirth and Melody: The Stars of The Passing Shows

Jonas Westover

in The Shuberts and Their Passing Shows: The Untold Tale of Ziegfeld's Rivals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190219239
eISBN:
9780190219260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219239.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The history of The Passing Shows is strongly tied to the stars who were one of the main draws for each edition of the series. This chapter begins by examining how the Shuberts found a star to help ... More


Materiality: Bidesia against Erasure and Displacement

Brahma Prakash

in Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the 'Folk Performance' in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199490813
eISBN:
9780199095858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490813.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Folk Literature

Bidesia can be literally translated as ‘the theatre of the migrants’ or theatre of the indentured labourers. It is a popular ‘folk performance’ from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh regions in eastern India. ... More


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