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Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Matthew Rebhorn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier, 1829–1893, offers the first synoptic treatment of the history of American frontier performance ranging from Jacksonian America to Buffalo ... More


Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Felicity Dunworth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book studies the mother figure in English drama from the mid-sixteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. It explores a range of genres from popular mystery and moral plays to drama written for ... More


Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Irene González-López and Michael Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409698
eISBN:
9781474444637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409698.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first book in English dedicated to the actress and director Tanaka Kinuyo. Praised as amongst the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema, Tanaka’s career spanned the industrial ... More


Brokeback Mountain

Gary Needham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Upon its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, it ... More


Far from Heaven

Glyn Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nominated for four Oscars, Far from Heaven earned rave reviews and won widespread cultural and critical recognition. A knowing and emotionally involving homage to the films of Douglas Sirk, this film ... More


Galland, Georgian Theatre, and the Creation of Popular Orientalism

Bridget Orr

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter surveys the mostly “illegitimate” theatrical forms in which The Thousand and One Nights appeared on stage between 1707 and c.1830, arguing that these dramas of state, farces, burlettas, ... More


Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Mary Ann Smart

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Friedrich Nietzsche dubbed Richard Wagner “the most enthusiastic mimomaniac” ever to exist, he was objecting to a hollowness he felt in the music, a crowding out of any true dramatic impulse by ... More


Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Hikari Hori

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The early Showa Era (1926-45), which roughly coincides with the Nazi years (1920-45) and Mussolini’s ‘venti anni’ (1921-43), is generally assumed to be a dogmatically and fanatically nationalist ... More


Coda

Glyn Davis

in Far from Heaven

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637782
eISBN:
9780748670864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637782.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Queer fans of Todd Haynes might have been searching for the director's usual politics. His career has hovered between melodramas focused on female protagonists and those centred on men. Despite the ... More


Conclusion: ‘a Strange Metamorphosis’

GILLIAN RUSSELL

in The Theatres of War: Performance, Politics, and Society 1793-1815

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122630
eISBN:
9780191671500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Drama

After Napoleon had been defeated in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, British theatre was greatly affected, as there were no longer any new victories to portray, and the reduction in the peacetime ... More


A Typology of Genres of Fiction

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter summarizes some of the characteristic dimensions that produce emotions in visual fiction, and uses these dimensions to formulate a typology of prototypical emotion-producing genres. The ... More


Drama

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘A Slough of Despond in the wide well-tilled field of English Literature’. That was how one of the period’s best playwrights, Henry Arthur Jones, described Victorian drama up to 1891. For him plays ... More


The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Tom Ryan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Working in Europe during the 1930s, mainly for Germany’s UFA studios, and then in America in the 1940s and ’50s, Douglas Sirk brought to all his work a distinctive style that has led to his ... More


Sadness, Melodrama, and Rituals of Loss and Death

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes why tragic films are successful and prestigious although they evoke sadness and grief, whereas fitness-enhancing activities in general evoke pleasure. First, it focus on general ... More


Melodrama, Lyrics, and Autonomic Response

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses aspects of the melodrama, emphasizing especially its nature as a conflict between active and passive reactions. It illustrates lyrical and melodramatic patterns in Gone With the ... More


What Is It?: The Frontier, Melodrama, and Boucicault's Amalgamated Drama

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

All these performances reveal a frontier that worked to highlight the theatricality of Manifest Destiny, as opposed to its factuality, and derived its aesthetic energy from interrogating the ideology ... More


The Great Divide: Pioneer Performances after the Civil War

Matthew Rebhorn

in Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751303
eISBN:
9780199932559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751303.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Drama

This chapter contrasts two plays, Augustin Daly's Horizon (1871) and Joaquin Miller's The Danites of the Sierras (1881). In the plays examined in preceding chapters, the frontier was both the place ... More


Nikita Mikhalkov: European but Not Western?

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mikhalkov’s films constitute Russian cinema’s most ambitious reclamation project. While several films, including 12, address contemporary subjects, his work more typically crafts an elegiac and ... More


Kira Muratova: The Zoological Imperium

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Muratova’s cheerful skepticism toward collectivity sets the stakes high, disallowing not only higher-order social belonging, but also the “commanding heights” of the human as such. Dismantling ... More


Vera; or, The Nihilists

Sos Eltis

in Revising Wilde: Society and Subversion in the Plays of Oscar Wilde

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121831
eISBN:
9780191671340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121831.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

In 1880, Oscar Wilde sent a copy of his first play, Vera; or, The Nihilists, to the American actor, Hermann Vezin, and wrote ingenuously that ‘I have just found out what a difficult craft playwriting ... More


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